Marine Weather and Tides
5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
|Sunrise 6:34AM||Sunset 8:26PM||Friday June 22, 2018 11:57 PM EDT (03:57 UTC)||Moonrise 2:39PM||Moonset 1:51AM||Illumination 73%|
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|GMZ856 Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Englewood Fl Out 20 Nm- 844 Pm Edt Fri Jun 22 2018 |
Tonight..West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north around 5 knots late in the evening, then becoming southeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday..East winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday night..North winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
Monday..Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated showers in the morning, then scattered Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday night..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated Thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday..Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated Thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered Thunderstorms.
Wednesday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 844 Pm Edt Fri Jun 22 2018 |
Synopsis..High pressure in the southern gulf will move into the central gulf this weekend and hold in place into early next week. Westerly winds will become light and variable with afternoon seabreezes. Isolated showers and Thunderstorms are possible briefly producing locally higher winds and seas.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Solana, FLHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus62 ktbw 222341|
area forecast discussion
national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
741 pm edt Fri jun 22 2018
Preliminary look at tbw sounding showing established westerly
flow through 25k ft has pushed afternoon convection to the
eastern side of the state with only a few light E gulf
showers attm, while light easterly upper level winds are
bringing cirrus debris blow off back towards the W coast.
Surface ridge axis over S fl to keep flow off the gulf with
warm and humid sensible conditions over W central and SW fl
with decreasing clouds tonight. Lighter westerly flow
expected Saturday with isolated coastal morning showers then
increasing afternoon thunderstorms as the surface ridge
slowly drifts back into c fl peninsula. Latest grids and
forecast on track.
Westerly flow has pushed most shra tsra well inland forVFR
conditions the rest of this evening and tonight all sites.
Towards morning may again see coastal scattered shra or
isolated tsra around the bay area terminals otherwise normal
seabreeze activity on Saturday.
Prev discussion issued 241 pm edt Fri jun 22 2018
short term (tonight - Saturday)...
upper level ridging from south of bermuda ridges westward over
florida and into the gulf of mexico. The more prominent weather
feature on satellite is an upper low sitting over illinois, but the
ridge will keep any weather affects of this well to our north. The
upper low will move northeast into canada while ridging holds steady
over the region. On the surface, high pressure well south of bermuda
ridges west over the florida straits. This will keep a predominant
westerly flow over the west coast through the short term period.
This pattern will produce showers storms earlier in the day along
the west coast and moving inland through the day. As we have seen
all week, temperatures will reach the 90's for most of the region
which is seasonal for this time of year.
Long term (Saturday night - Friday)... A zonal pattern sets up over|
the CONUS to start out the long term period. The upper low
has filled into a trough and moved into canada while upper
ridging remains over florida. This pattern remains unchanged
until the beginning of next week when the upper ridge
shifts north. Surface high pressure extends west over
florida into the gulf of mexico. A frontal boundary moves
north of the area by Tuesday next week, but the high
pressure should keep most of the effects well to the north.
So, for the long term period, a very typical summer time
pattern can be expected with afternoon showers storms and
pleasant boating conditions will continue through the period as high
pressure continues to ridge over the gulf coast waters. Winds will
remain light at less than 10 knots with seas less than 2 feet
through the week. A stray shower or storm will be possible, but
overall great weather across the marine zones.
high pressure ridges over the area which will keep relative humidity
values and scattered showers and storms possible each day which will
prevent any fire weather concerns through the period.
Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 80 88 79 90 20 20 0 60
fmy 78 88 76 90 20 30 10 70
gif 76 89 76 92 20 60 10 80
srq 80 87 79 88 30 10 0 60
bkv 76 88 75 92 20 20 10 50
spg 80 89 79 90 30 10 0 50
Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... Beach hazards statement through Saturday evening for
Gulf waters... None.
Update aviation marine... 25 davis
upper air... 27 shiveley flannery
decision support... 14 mroczka
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL||22 mi||39 min||WNW 4.1 G 5.1||85°F||1015.7 hPa|
|VENF1 - Venice, FL||23 mi||57 min||WNW 8 G 9.9||84°F||87°F||1016.1 hPa (+1.5)||76°F|
|42013 - C10 - Navy-2||49 mi||87 min||W 5.8 G 7.8||86°F||1015.8 hPa|
Wind History for Naples, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport, FL||4 mi||64 min||W 5||10.00 mi||Fair||85°F||73°F||70%||1016.3 hPa|
|Venice Municipal Airport, FL||22 mi||62 min||W 4||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||84°F||77°F||79%||1016.3 hPa|
Wind History from PGD (wind in knots)
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|Punta Gorda |
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Fri -- 02:51 AM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 05:26 AM EDT 0.62 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:35 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 11:51 AM EDT 1.75 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:38 PM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 07:03 PM EDT 0.48 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:25 PM EDT Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Boca Grande Pass |
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Fri -- 01:43 AM EDT -0.93 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 02:52 AM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 03:48 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:36 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 07:24 AM EDT 1.96 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 11:25 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:39 PM EDT -1.95 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:39 PM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 06:10 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 08:25 PM EDT Sunset
Fri -- 09:41 PM EDT 1.37 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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