Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:21AM||Sunset 7:47PM||Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:16 PM EDT (19:16 UTC)||Moonrise 7:39AM||Moonset 8:38PM||Illumination 6%|
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|GMZ856 Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Englewood Fl Out 20 Nm- 246 Pm Edt Wed Mar 29 2017 |
Tonight..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming east around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday..Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday night..South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday..South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Friday night..South winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Saturday night..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday..East winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday night..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday..South winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 246 Pm Edt Wed Mar 29 2017 |
Synopsis.. High pressure will remain over the region through Thursday...with no marine hazards expected. Winds will become onshore with the sea breeze through this afternoon and into the evening. A more southerly flow will develop for Thursday ahead of an approaching cold front...which will bring shower and possibly some Thunderstorm activity for Friday. Winds Thursday night into Friday could increase close to cautionary criteria...otherwise no headlines are expected. Lighter winds and drier conditions return for the weekend as high pressure moves back over the area.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near South Venice, FLHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
243 pm edt Wed mar 29 2017
Short term (tonight-Thursday)
The overall set-up currently observed will remain in place through
tonight- ridging aloft with surface high pressure centered east of
the state. This will allow winds to become light and variable
overnight and we should again see some patchy ground fog toward
daybreak. Lows in the morning will be mild and above normal.
The first half of Thursday will start out similar to today. A closed
low will then move into the central part of the country by the end of
the day, suppressing the ridge a bit and generally lowering its
influence over florida. The surface ridge will also weaken a bit as
it pushes eastward ahead of an approaching cold front. Through the
end of the day, this will really only turn our winds more to the
south, although we should still have a sea breeze right near the
coast. Overall, there should be enough suppression from the ridge to
keep rainfall out of the forecast and temperatures will remain on the
warm side, just a bit cooler at the coast.
Long term (Thursday night-Wednesday)
Upper level ridging sits along the eastern seaboard as an upper low over
missouri and associated troughing moves eastward. A more zonal pattern
sets up by Friday afternoon and will persist through Sunday when ridging
sets up over the region. On the surface, high pressure off the mid-atlantic
coast ridges south, while an area of low pressure over missouri and associated
frontal boundary moves eastward. This front will bring a chance of showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms to the area on Friday. The front clears
the area by late Friday into Saturday as high pressure builds into the
area bringing clearing conditions through the weekend. Another frontal
system develops by Tuesday next week and will bring another chance of
rain showers to the area by Monday morning through Tuesday.
Vfr conditions are expected through most of the forecast period. Some
patchy ground fog could affect terminals across southwest florida and
possible klal toward daybreak, withVFR then returning for the rest|
of the day. Winds will become light and variable tonight and then
more southerly through Thursday.
High pressure will remain over the region through Thursday, with no
marine hazards expected. Winds will become onshore with the sea
breeze through this afternoon and into the evening. A more southerly
flow will develop for Thursday ahead of an approaching cold front,
which will bring shower and possibly some thunderstorm activity for
Friday. Winds Thursday night into Friday could increase close to
cautionary criteria, otherwise no headlines are expected. Lighter
winds and drier conditions return for the weekend as high pressure
moves back over the area.
Relative humidity values will fall near critical levels east of
around the i-75 corridor for Thursday afternoon, and may briefly
drop just below 35%, but long durations are not expected and light
winds will preclude red flag conditions. Low-level moisture will
increase for Friday, and relative humidity values are expected to
remain above 35%. Some patchy fog is possible toward daybreak
Thursday morning, but widespread dense fog is not expected.
Preliminary point temps/pops
Tpa 66 82 68 81 / 0 0 10 40
fmy 65 84 66 85 / 0 0 0 20
gif 64 88 65 85 / 0 0 10 30
srq 65 76 67 78 / 0 0 10 30
bkv 61 86 62 83 / 0 0 10 40
spg 67 80 68 80 / 0 0 10 40
Gulf waters... None.
Short term/aviation/marine/fire weather... 05/carlisle
mid term/long term/decision support... 74/wynn
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|VENF1 - Venice, FL||5 mi||77 min||SSW 9.9 G 11||73°F||73°F||1016.6 hPa (-1.0)||67°F|
|42013 - C10 - Navy-2||28 mi||47 min||S 7.8 G 7.8||68°F||71°F|
|FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL||39 mi||47 min||SW 4.1 G 8.9||81°F||80°F||1015.7 hPa|
|PMAF1||44 mi||47 min||75°F||75°F||1015.7 hPa|
|MTBF1||46 mi||47 min||W 9.9 G 12||72°F||1016.6 hPa||67°F|
|42098||48 mi||77 min||72°F||1 ft|
Wind History for C-Cut, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Venice Municipal Airport, FL||5 mi||22 min||SSW 11||10.00 mi||Fair||77°F||68°F||74%||1016.6 hPa|
Wind History from VNC (wind in knots)
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Wed -- 03:28 AM EDT 1.23 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:23 AM EDT Sunrise
Wed -- 08:38 AM EDT Moonrise
Wed -- 09:17 AM EDT 0.34 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:11 PM EDT 1.38 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:45 PM EDT Sunset
Wed -- 09:37 PM EDT Moonset
Wed -- 09:59 PM EDT -0.13 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wed -- 12:43 AM EDT 2.88 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:08 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:56 AM EDT -1.67 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:22 AM EDT Sunrise
Wed -- 08:37 AM EDT Moonrise
Wed -- 09:32 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:41 PM EDT 2.75 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:40 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:07 PM EDT -2.76 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:44 PM EDT Sunset
Wed -- 09:37 PM EDT Moonset
Wed -- 10:29 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (15,3,4,5)(on/off)  Help
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