Saturday, November18, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Indian River Estates, FL

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Sunrise 6:43AMSunset 5:29PM Saturday November 18, 2017 5:25 AM EST (10:25 UTC) Moonrise 6:42AMMoonset 5:58PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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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AMZ555 SEbastian Inlet To Jupiter Inlet 0-20 Nm- 307 Am Est Sat Nov 18 2017
Today..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Tonight..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday..West winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Sunday night..North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
Monday..Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Monday night..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Tuesday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Showers likely.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest 5 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Chance of showers.
Wednesday..North winds 5 knots becoming northeast in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers.
AMZ500 Synopsis For Flagler Beach To Jupiter Inlet Out To 60 Nm- 307 Am Est Sat Nov 18 2017
Synopsis..Boating conditions will gradually improve over the weekend as high pressure settles over central florida. Winds and seas will build once again Sunday night into Monday behind a cold front.
Gulf stream hazards..None. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system as of Thursday november 16th. 45 nautical miles east of ponce inlet. 35 nautical miles east of port canaveral. 29 nautical miles east of sebastian inlet. 20 nautical miles east of fort pierce inlet. 13 nautical miles east of saint lucie inlet.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Indian River Estates, FL
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Area Discussion for - Melbourne, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service melbourne fl
211 am est Sat nov 18 2017

Current... 915 mhz CAPE wind profilers show deep easterly flow above
the surface through around 7.0 kft with speeds between 10 and 15
kts. Water vapor imagery shows very dry air across the southern half
of the peninsula with area 00z soundings from the past evening
showing pwats of around 0.70 inches. Conditions remain dry over the
region to include the local coastal waters. Temperatures generally
in the 50s over the interior volusia coast and l-m60s along the
space treasure coasts. Winds either light variable or calm across
ecfl. Will monitor north west of i-4 for some early morning patchy

Today-tonight... Initial northwest flow aloft becomes zonal overnight
with the approach of an upper trough to the north. Pwat values will
remain below one inch through the day but will begin to increase
toward sunrise Sun morning with the approach of a surface cold
front. Surface high pressure along the mid atlc coast will get
nudged into the western atlc early this morning with the approach of
the upper trough cold front. The surface boundary will position
itself across the northern fl peninsula by sunrise Sun morning.

Present light onshore flow will continue to veer over the next 24
hours becoming S ssw by early evening. The pressure gradient remains
weak with wind speeds approaching 10 mph at times during the
afternoon. Winds will fall to light again this evening overnight.

With the scant moisture and lack of mid upper level support expect
another dry day night. Msunny skies again this morning with
occasional marine stratocu clouds moving onto the east coast.

A warmer day is forecast with highs generally near 80 degrees to
lower 80s areawide. Lows in the middle upper 50s to around 60
degrees across the interior volusia coast and lower 60s along the
space and treasure coasts. Again, will not include any patchy fog
mention for late overnight into early Sun morning, though guidance
does suggest some shallow, patchy ground fog, especially
along northwest of i-4. Will defer to the day shift if they feel
confident for inclusion.

Sunday-Monday... High pressure well east of the carolinas will
continue to move out to sea ahead of a cold front approaching the
east coast and northern florida early Sunday morning.

Moisture associated with this frontal boundary will not be overly
impressive and pretty shallow in nature resulting in only 20-30%
precip chances areawide. Clouds and rain chances will increase from
north to south as the day progresses beginning after sunrise Sunday
morning along and north of the i-4 corridor. Areas farther south
will see the best rain chances in the late morning through late
afternoon with the treasure coast back through okeechobee county
remaining dry through late afternoon. Some showers could stick
around for the treasure coast through early overnight Sunday before
coming to an end.

Behind the front, winds will turn northwesterly and then northerly
as high pressure builds in over the gulf coast states. This will
bring much drier air into the area beginning late Sunday afternoon
for northern areas into overnight Sunday for the far southern areas
with skies quickly clearing out as the drier airmass overtakes east
central florida. Low temperatures on Monday morning will be pretty
chilly with mid to upper 40s possible north of i-4. Lows will
generally be low to mid 50s all other areas with upper 50s to low
60s for the treasure coast.

The area of high pressure will continue to slide eastward on Monday
with winds becoming northeasterly to easterly with breezy conditions
along the coast. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with
no rain in the forecast and highs in the low to mid 70s.

Tuesday... High pressure pushes off the mid atlantic coast with
return flow developing as the front over south florida lifts back to
the north. Guidance shows an increase in moisture and low level
convergence near the boundary, expect an uptick in precipitation
chances areawide along with a low chance for thunder that will
remain confined to the coastal waters. Pops at 50% given the
uncertainty in the amount of surface development.

Wednesday-Saturday... The unsettled pattern continues as a second,
stronger trough digs into the gulf of mexico and develops into a
closed low. Guidance indicates a slightly more progressive trough
compared to their earlier run with low pressure making its closest
approach late Thursday.

Aviation Continued mainlyVFR. Some shallow, patchy fog may
develop early this morning, mainly northwest of the i-4 corridor,
producing tempo MVFR visibilities.

Marine Today-tonight... Surface high pressure will pull away from
the mid atlc coast today with the approach of an upper
trough surface front combo. Initial ese winds will continue to veer
to the SE S into early evening, then southwest overnight with the
approach of the aforementioned cold front that will lie across the
northern fl peninsula by daybreak Sun morning. Wind speeds generally
aob 15 kts with a weaker pgrad in place. Seas 3-4 ft along the
immediate coast and 4-5 ft over the open atlc.

Sunday-Monday... Gradually deteriorating boating conditions from
north to south through the day Sunday as a cold front moves through
the area. Southwest to westerly winds will turn northwesterly and
northerly 15-20 knots nearshore and around 20 knots offshore as the
front passes. Seas build to 4-6 feet Sunday night into Monday
morning with 6-7 feet near the gulf stream. Conditions should
improve somewhat through the day on Monday as winds are forecast to
decrease slightly with seas gradually subsiding.

Tuesday-Wednesday... Winds veer to the southeast on Tuesday as the
old front over south florida returns north as a warm front. Models
indicate a weak inverted trough developing along the boundary which
will weaken winds from 15-20 knots early Tuesday to around 10 knots
Wednesday. Seas slowly improve from 5-7 feet early Tuesday to 3-5
feet by Wednesday.

Preliminary point temps pops
Dab 81 60 75 47 0 0 30 0
mco 82 60 80 51 0 0 30 0
mlb 80 60 81 53 0 0 20 10
vrb 81 60 84 57 0 0 20 20
lee 81 60 75 47 0 0 30 0
sfb 82 60 77 49 0 0 30 0
orl 81 60 78 51 0 0 30 0
fpr 80 58 82 56 0 0 20 20

Mlb watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Am... None.

Short term aviation... Sedlock
long term impact weather... Johnson

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41114 - Fort Pierce, FL (134) 14 mi26 min 74°F4 ft
SIPF1 36 mi26 min WNW 6 65°F 66°F1017 hPa
41009 - CANAVERAL 20 NM East of Cape Canaveral, FL 79 mi26 min E 7.8 G 9.7 74°F 76°F1016.1 hPa (-0.6)55°F

Wind History for Lake Worth Pier, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County International Airport, FL11 mi33 minWNW 310.00 miPartly Cloudy58°F57°F100%1015.8 hPa
Witham Field Airport, FL13 mi31 minW 310.00 miMostly Cloudy68°F60°F78%1015.9 hPa
Vero Beach, Vero Beach Municipal Airport, FL21 mi33 minW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F57°F96%1016 hPa

Wind History from FPR (wind in knots)
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2 days agoNE7N7

Tide / Current Tables for Ankona, Indian River, Florida
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Sat -- 04:44 AM EST     0.18 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:42 AM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:42 AM EST     New Moon
Sat -- 06:43 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:37 AM EST     1.50 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:11 PM EST     0.46 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:28 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:58 PM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 10:39 PM EST     1.40 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Eden, Nettles Island, Indian River, Florida
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Sat -- 05:08 AM EST     0.12 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:41 AM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:42 AM EST     New Moon
Sat -- 06:43 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:54 AM EST     1.33 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:28 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:34 PM EST     0.43 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:57 PM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 11:00 PM EST     1.23 feet High Tide
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Melbourne, FL (5,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Melbourne, FL
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