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|Sunrise 7:17AM||Sunset 5:59PM||Tuesday January 16, 2018 8:22 PM EST (01:22 UTC)||Moonrise 6:52AM||Moonset 5:48PM||Illumination 0%|
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|GMZ856 Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Englewood Fl Out 20 Nm- 647 Pm Est Tue Jan 16 2018 |
.small craft advisory in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning...
Tonight..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..North winds around 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest 20 to 25 knots late in the afternoon. Seas building to 3 to 5 feet late. Bay and inland waters becoming choppy.
Wednesday night..North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy to rough.
Thursday..Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop to choppy.
Thursday night..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 10 to 15 knots late in the evening, then diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday night..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Sunday..East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 647 Pm Est Tue Jan 16 2018 |
Synopsis.. Strong winds and rough seas will expand across the eastern gulf of mexico during the day Wednesday in the wake of a cold front. These hazardous boating conditions for small craft operators will continue through much of Wednesday night before subsiding late Wednesday night into the daylight hours Thursday. Following the advisory event...high pressure centered to the north of the region brings lighter easterly winds and calmer seas for the end of the week.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Harbour Heights, FLHourly EDIT Help
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
708 pm est Tue jan 16 2018
Update (overnight through Wednesday night)
Well folks... Some people in florida like to see a few
periods of cold temperatures in winter, and some certainly
do not. For the next couple of days, the ones that like the
cold will be the happy ones.
Conditions are benign around west-central and southwest
florida this evening... And will remain so throughout the
night. Its dry out there, and temperatures will slowly cool
off, but stay seasonable... As a strong cold front... Scheduled
for our area on Wednesday... Remains off to our northwest
through the duration of the overnight.
Overall... The daylight hours of Wednesday will not be all
that bad either... Other than becoming a bit gusty out of the
north for the second half of the day. The strong cold front
that is bringing some wintry precip to portions of ms al ga
this evening will arrive over the northern fl peninsula ne
gulf of mexico Wednesday morning... And sweep quickly
southward through the peninsula during the day. By the time
the front gets down to the florida peninsula... No more
precipitation is expected... As the strong synoptic ascent
shifts eastward... And not southward with the front.
Therefore... This will be a dry frontal passage, with just a
band of clouds likely hiding the Sun for a few hours.
Coolest conditions during the day Wednesday will be up over
the northern nature coast, where the front moves through the
earliest... And where highs in the 50s should be expected.
High temperatures warm to the lower mid 60s around the i-4
corridor... And upper 60s down toward fort myers. These high
temperatures (especially along the i-4 corridor) will prob
occur around midday... And then hold steady or begin to
slowly fall through the afternoon hours.
We all feel the impact of the cold front Wednesday night.
Low temperatures dropping to freezing or below are expected
down to as far south as the i-4 corridor... With mid upper
30s all the way to fort myers. Freeze and hard freeze
watches are in effect from the i-4 corridor northward for
Wednesday night... And it is likely these will be upgrade to
warnings later tonight or Wednesday. Those that do not see
freezing temperatures Wednesday night will still experience
the cold temperatures and low wind chills. It is likely
based on the current forecast, that all zones will require a
wind chill advisory for Wednesday night early Thursday
Try and stay warm later Wednesday into Thursday everyone. We
are looking at another very cold night Thursday night into
Friday morning as well. However, if you can hang in there
till the upcoming weekend, all indications are that we will
all experience a pleasant and quite rapid warm-up.
Vfr conditions prevail through the evening hours with a
light generally northerly flow. Late tonight... A brief
period of shallow field fog (MVFR ifr) is a possibility for
places like klal kpgd. Any shallow fog lifts early
Wednesday... Followed by the approach of a strong cold front.
No rain is expected with this front... However... A period of
MVFR CIGS is possible... Especially for ktpa kpie ksrq as the
front passes. Gusty northerly winds and prevailingVFR
conditions will the be in the forecast for all terminals
from late Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night.
Strong winds and rough seas will expand across the eastern gulf
of mexico during the day Wednesday in the wake of a cold front.
These hazardous boating conditions for small craft operators will
continue through much of Wednesday night before subsiding late
Wednesday night into the daylight hours Thursday. Following the
advisory event... High pressure centered to the north of the region
brings lighter easterly winds and calmer seas for the end of the|
Prev discussion issued 241 pm est Tue jan 16 2018
short term (tonight through Wednesday)...
clear skies and light winds will lead to patchy fog along
and east of interstate 75 overnight. Cold front to reach
chiefland around 12z then move south of fort myers by 20z.
A dry airmass ahead of the front means any rain will be
isolated and offshore.
Long term (Wednesday night through the weekend)...
we are starting off Wednesday night with a powerful cold front
exiting the area. The front will bring an arctic airmass over the
region dropping the temperature quickly overnight. Lows will get
into the mid to upper 20's north of i-4 with at or below freezing
temperatures expected as far south as interior sarasota county. This
is expected to be the coldest morning we have seen so far this
winter with highs stuck in the 50's for almost all of us in the
This cold air will not be sticking around for to long. We will have
one more night night on Thursday with areas north of i-4 still
getting at or below freezing. After that most models agree on a
quick warming trend through the weekend. Highs on Sunday should be
in the 70's for all of us with some spots getting close to 80
degrees. A weak upper level system will slide through south florida
on Sunday bringing some extra clouds and a small chance of showers
south of hillsborough and polk county.
A weak cold front will be heading our way sometime on Monday or
Tuesday so have introduced small rain chances for beginning of next
week. Currently models are not showing a lot of cold air behind this
system with high temperatures staying in the 70's.
patchy fog is possible late tonight mainly east of
interstate 75. A strong cold front will move through the
area Wednesday. Humidities fall below 35% Thursday afternoon
from the tampa bay area northward. Ercs and wind to be below
red flag criteria.
Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 50 61 33 54 0 0 0 0
fmy 52 69 38 60 0 0 0 0
gif 47 65 33 55 0 0 0 0
srq 51 62 36 55 0 0 0 0
bkv 43 59 29 53 0 0 0 0
spg 52 61 37 54 0 0 0 0
Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... Freeze watch from Wednesday evening through Thursday
morning for coastal citrus-coastal hernando-coastal
hillsborough-coastal levy-coastal pasco-desoto-hardee-
highlands-inland hernando-inland hillsborough-inland
manatee-inland pasco-inland sarasota-polk.
Hard freeze watch from Wednesday evening through Thursday
morning for inland citrus-inland levy-sumter.
Gulf waters... Small craft advisory from 10 am Wednesday to 6 am est
Thursday for coastal waters from englewood to tarpon
springs fl out 20 nm-coastal waters from tarpon
springs to suwannee river fl out 20 nm-waters from
englewood to tarpon springs fl out 20 to 60 nm-waters
from tarpon springs to suwannee river fl out 20 to 60
Small craft advisory from 3 pm Wednesday to 10 am est
Thursday for coastal waters from bonita beach to
englewood fl out 20 nm-waters from bonita beach to
englewood fl out 20 to 60 nm.
Small craft advisory from 3 pm Wednesday to 6 am est
Thursday for charlotte harbor and pine island sound-
tampa bay waters.
Update aviation marine... Mroczka
previous discussion... Noah shively
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL||24 mi||53 min||NE 2.9 G 4.1||65°F||64°F||1024.2 hPa|
|VENF1 - Venice, FL||25 mi||83 min||N 8 G 8.9||64°F||61°F||1024.6 hPa (-0.0)||53°F|
|42013 - C10 - Navy-2||51 mi||113 min||N 14 G 16||64°F|
Wind History for C-Cut, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport, FL||4 mi||30 min||NE 4||10.00 mi||Fair||58°F||48°F||70%||1025.4 hPa|
|Venice Municipal Airport, FL||24 mi||28 min||N 6||10.00 mi||63°F||51°F||68%||1025.1 hPa|
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Tue -- 02:11 AM EST 1.87 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:51 AM EST Moonrise
Tue -- 07:18 AM EST Sunrise
Tue -- 10:43 AM EST -0.58 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:19 PM EST 1.04 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:48 PM EST Moonset
Tue -- 05:57 PM EST Sunset
Tue -- 09:16 PM EST 0.85 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 09:18 PM EST New Moon
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Tue -- 12:26 AM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 04:40 AM EST -2.90 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:51 AM EST Moonrise
Tue -- 07:19 AM EST Sunrise
Tue -- 08:22 AM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 11:37 AM EST 2.48 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 04:38 PM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:39 PM EST -0.21 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 05:49 PM EST Moonset
Tue -- 05:58 PM EST Sunset
Tue -- 06:37 PM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 09:18 PM EST New Moon
Tue -- 10:13 PM EST 2.07 knots Max Flood
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