Wednesday, March29, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Sarasota, FL

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Sunrise 7:21AMSunset 7:47PM Wednesday March 29, 2017 10:38 PM EDT (02:38 UTC) Moonrise 7:39AMMoonset 8:39PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ853 Coastal Waters From Englewood To Tarpon Springs Fl Out 20 Nm- 853 Pm Edt Wed Mar 29 2017
Rest of tonight..North winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast around 5 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Thursday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming south around 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate 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 chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Friday night..Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming west around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..North winds around 5 knots then becoming west 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 or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday night..South winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming south around 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. A slight chance of showers.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 853 Pm Edt Wed Mar 29 2017
Synopsis..High pressure will remain over the region overnight then slide away Thursday as a cold front moves into the central gulf waters. This front moves through the east gulf late Thursday night and during Friday with some showers and Thunderstorms possible. High pressure behind the front settles in for the weekend with benign conditions. Another front approaches early next week with increasing winds possible.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sarasota, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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836 pm edt Wed mar 29 2017

Short term (rest of tonight-Thursday)
An upper low over central ks eases eastward to the mo/il border by
late Thu with an upper ridge initially from the fl east coast to the
upper great lakes sliding east... Reaching from the bahamas to the
lower great lakes. A surface reflection of the upper low trails a
cold front south to tx and has a warm frontal boundary that arcs
east then southeast... Exiting the southeast u.S. Coast. As
the surface feature moves along with the upper low the cold
front shifts to the central gulf coast and the waters to the
south. Atlantic high pressure across fl and over the gulf
of mexico this evening retreats out over the atlantic in
advance of the approaching cold front.

The upper ridge dominates through the day Thu with a stable and
generally dry air mass. Model pwat values run 1.0 to 1.25 inches.

Most of this is confined to the lower layers which with light winds
tonight... As the surface axis remains across the state... Will allow
patchy fog to form toward sunrise and mainly inland. During the day
there will be a subtle increase in clouds but sunny to mostly sunny
skies prevail. Winds will become slightly more robust as they shift
from southeasterly to southerly for Thu afternoon as the gradient
tightens... In response to the departing surface high and the
approaching cold front. Temperatures will run on the warm side of
normal although not so much along the coast.

Aviation
30/00z-30/24z.VFR conditions are expected through most of the
period. However limited br mainly inland may impact the fog favoring
terminals at lal and pgd which have tempo MVFR toward dawn. Winds
become light and variable over night... Increase from the SE in the
morning... Then become southerly with modest gusts in the afternoon.

Marine
The afternoon sea breeze is collapsing with winds slackening and
veering back to southeast by morning. Then during Thu the gradient
tightens as high pressure slides away and a cold front
moves into the gulf with winds increasing as they shift to
southerly.

The front moves into and across the east gulf waters late
thur and during Fri with showers and possibly some
thunderstorms. Lighter winds and drier conditions return for
the weekend as high pressure moves in behind the front.

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

Tbw watches/warnings/advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... None.

Short term/aviation/marine... 09/rude
upper air... 24/hubbard
decision support... 84/austin


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
VENF1 - Venice, FL 20 mi99 min NW 6 G 6 72°F 74°F1016 hPa (+0.6)68°F
PMAF1 20 mi51 min 73°F 78°F1016.1 hPa
MTBF1 22 mi51 min NW 5.1 G 7 73°F 1017 hPa63°F
42013 - C10 - Navy-2 23 mi69 min N 3.9 G 3.9 67°F 71°F
42098 26 mi39 min 71°F1 ft
CLBF1 28 mi105 min NNW 1.9 G 4.1 73°F 1015.6 hPa
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 29 mi51 min W 2.9 G 5.1 1016.4 hPa
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 35 mi51 min NW 5.1 G 7 74°F 76°F1016.9 hPa
MCYF1 40 mi51 min 76°F
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 41 mi51 min WNW 2.9 G 5.1
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 41 mi57 min W 1.9 G 4.1
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 46 mi51 min WNW 2.9 G 2.9 73°F 75°F1016.9 hPa

Wind History for C-Cut, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Sarasota / Bradenton, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, FL3 mi46 minN 310.00 miFair70°F63°F79%1016.3 hPa
Venice Municipal Airport, FL20 mi44 minNNW 410.00 miA Few Clouds73°F68°F83%1016.9 hPa

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Last 24hrCalmNE3E6E3CalmE4CalmCalmCalmE3E6SE5SE6W8SW11SW12SW10SW10SW10W10W10W7NW5N3
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2 days agoE5SE8E6E6E7E5E5E3E4E3E5E6SE9E8SW8W9W12W12W12W11NW8NW8NW6NW4

Tide / Current Tables for Sarasota, Sarasota Bay, Florida
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Sarasota
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Wed -- 02:07 AM EDT     1.69 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:23 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:36 AM EDT     0.37 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:50 PM EDT     1.90 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:46 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:18 PM EDT     -0.15 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:39 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.21.51.71.61.41.20.90.60.40.40.611.51.81.91.81.51.10.70.30-0.1-0.10.2

Tide / Current Tables for Tampa Bay (Sunshine Skyway Bridge), Florida Current
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Tampa Bay (Sunshine Skyway Bridge)
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Wed -- 01:18 AM EDT     1.68 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:33 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:15 AM EDT     -1.09 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:24 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 09:56 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:09 PM EDT     1.67 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:09 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:28 PM EDT     -1.67 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:46 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:39 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:58 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.31.71.61.10.4-0.3-0.8-1.1-1-0.600.81.41.71.50.90.1-0.7-1.3-1.6-1.6-1.3-0.70

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (22,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Tampa Bay Area, FL
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Gulf Stream Current


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