Wednesday, March29, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Bradenton Beach, FL

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Sunrise 7:21AMSunset 7:47PM Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:22 AM EDT (05:22 UTC) Moonrise 7:39AMMoonset 8:40PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 843 Pm Edt Tue Mar 28 2017
Rest of tonight..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south around 10 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming southwest late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday night..West winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast 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 or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southeast in the late evening and early morning, then increasing to around 15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday..South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Friday night..Southwest winds around 15 knots then becoming west 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms in the evening.
Saturday..Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..North winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday..Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 843 Pm Edt Tue Mar 28 2017
Synopsis..High pressure dominates the region for the next couple of days with light east to southeast flow overnight into the morning hours that turns southwest and west near the coast each afternoon. An approaching cold front Thursday night into Friday will bring an increase in southerly winds...possibly to cautionary or advisory levels...and a potential round of showers and Thunderstorms over the eastern gulf of mexico.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bradenton Beach city, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
828 pm edt Tue mar 28 2017

Short term (rest of tonight)
An upper low over the southern high plains lifts up into the central
plains by Wed afternoon as a ridge from the eastern half of the gulf
of mexico to the upper midwest shifts east... From fl to the upper
great lakes. Through Wed afternoon - a surface low tracks from
eastern nm to southern ok... With a cold front moving east across
tx... And a nearly stalled frontal boundary stretching to the
southeast u.S. Coastal waters. Closer to home high pressure ridges
across fl from the gulf to the atlantic.

The ridging aloft and surface will dominate with a stable and
generally dry airmass. The evening RAOB from tbw came with a
pwat of 1.05 inches with most of that in lower layers. There
are a few clouds this evening but these will melt away and
leave clear skies. However... There will be enough low level
moisture for patchy late night fog. The ridging continues
into Wed with a dry forecast and few to scattered clouds.

Afternoon onshore flow will give way to light and variable
winds for the overnight hours. Lows tonight around normal
with highs Wed above. Current forecasts on track.

Aviation
29/00z-30/00z.VFR prevail for the next 24 hours except for limited
br toward dawn... At fmy and rsw and with MVFR at lal and pgd. The
onshore afternoon flow is collapsing with light variable winds
overnight. SE to S winds pick up slightly late morning then shift to
sw to W for the afternoon.

Marine
Onshore flow with the afternoon sea breeze is collapsing with winds
shifting back to easterly toward morning then shifting back to
onshore Wed afternoon. Speeds will be 10 knots or less.

A cold front approaches Thu night into Fri with an increase in
southerly winds to cautionary, possibly advisory levels, and a
potential round of showers and thunderstorms over the eastern gulf
of mexico. Winds shift to west and northwest and diminish behind the
boundary Fri night and sat.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Tpa 67 82 67 83 / 0 0 0 10
fmy 63 86 64 85 / 0 0 0 0
gif 63 88 65 88 / 0 0 0 10
srq 63 81 63 80 / 0 0 0 0
bkv 56 86 58 86 / 0 0 0 10
spg 66 82 69 82 / 0 0 0 0

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

Gulf waters... None.

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PMAF1 13 mi52 min 71°F 74°F1016.1 hPa
MTBF1 14 mi52 min NNE 8 G 8.9 71°F 1017.2 hPa66°F
42098 15 mi52 min 71°F1 ft
CLBF1 18 mi88 min NE 1.9 G 4.1 69°F 1016.5 hPa
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 20 mi52 min NNE 2.9 G 2.9 70°F 73°F1016.5 hPa
42013 - C10 - Navy-2 24 mi112 min N 7.8 G 9.7 67°F 71°F
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 28 mi52 min N 6 G 7 71°F 74°F1017.1 hPa
VENF1 - Venice, FL 30 mi82 min NNE 1.9 G 1.9 70°F 73°F1016.8 hPa (+0.8)65°F
MCYF1 34 mi52 min 75°F
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 35 mi58 min ENE 5.1 G 8
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 35 mi52 min E 2.9 G 7
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 36 mi52 min NNE 5.1 G 6 71°F 72°F1017.1 hPa
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 48 mi88 min N 5.1 G 6 72°F 1017.1 hPa

Wind History for C-Cut, FL
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Airport Reports
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Sarasota / Bradenton, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, FL9 mi29 minE 610.00 miFair67°F64°F91%1016.7 hPa
St. Petersburg Whitted Airport, FL21 mi29 minE 810.00 miFair70°F66°F90%1016.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cortez, Sarasota Bay, Florida
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Cortez
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Wed -- 01:45 AM EDT     1.79 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:24 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:09 AM EDT     0.40 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:39 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:28 PM EDT     2.00 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:46 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:51 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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1.41.71.81.71.41.10.80.50.40.50.81.31.7221.81.410.60.2-0.1-0.200.4

Tide / Current Tables for Tampa Bay Entrance (Egmont Channel), Florida Current
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Tampa Bay Entrance (Egmont Channel)
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Wed -- 01:11 AM EDT     1.76 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:18 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:57 AM EDT     -1.25 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:24 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:39 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 09:50 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:05 PM EDT     1.63 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:56 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:12 PM EDT     -1.98 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:47 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:40 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:49 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (1,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Tampa Bay Area, FL
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Gulf Stream Current


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