Saturday, April21, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Bradenton Beach, FL

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What's New / NOTES
3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.

Sunrise 6:57AMSunset 7:59PM Saturday April 21, 2018 5:48 AM EDT (09:48 UTC) Moonrise 10:53AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 35% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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- 347 Am Edt Sat Apr 21 2018
.small craft exercise caution this morning...
Today..East winds 15 to 20 knots then becoming south 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Tonight..North winds around 10 knots then becoming east after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday..Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday night..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Monday..South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of Thunderstorms.
Monday night..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.
Tuesday..Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming west in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 347 Am Edt Sat Apr 21 2018
Synopsis..A stationary frontal boundary across the central waters will gradually dissipate today. High pressure will build over the mid atlantic coast tightening the pressure gradient across the coastal waters with increasing easterly winds today and tonight...with advisory levels winds possible at times...mainly over the northern and central waters. A cold front will approach the waters Sunday night and Monday with an increasing chance of showers and Thunderstorms.

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
347 am edt Sat apr 21 2018

Short term (today-Sunday) relatively strong u l
southern stream flow across the southern tier of the conus
will persist through the weekend. A strong cut-off u l low
will push across the central southern plains today and
tonight... And the lower mississippi valley on Sunday.

At the surface, a stationary boundary across the central
florida peninsula will dissipate today. High pressure will
build along the mid atlantic coast with a tightening
gradient across the northern and central florida peninsula
today and tonight. Increasing convergent easterly boundary
layer flow off the atlantic today will aid in enhancing low
level moisture and weak instability with a few showers
possibly developing this afternoon, mainly over the
interior, below a gradually eroding subsidence inversion
around 060- 080 feet.

On Sunday, a cold front will push across the lower
mississippi valley and north central gulf of mexico.

Boundary layer winds will veer to the southeast across west
central and southwest florida with deep layer moisture and
instability gradually increasing across the region through
the afternoon hours. Scattered showers and possibly a few
thunderstorms will develop Sunday afternoon across the
forecast area.

Long term (Sunday night through next week)
As we enter the long range period, we will be in the midst
of a pattern change. A powerful upper low will meander
eastward toward the region. Strong surface ridging will
begin to lift northeastward, allowing south to southeast
flow to develop across the region. Surface and upper level
low pressure will be the primary weather makers for the
medium range, with more settled weather toward the latter
half of the long term period.

Showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms will likely be
ongoing Sunday night ahead of an approaching upper trough.

While thunderstorm activity may wane overnight, spotty
shower activity is likely to persist withing a strong warm
air advection regime. Given persistent southerly flow a
rather mild night is expected with lows near 70 degrees most

The most active period will occur Monday and Monday night
as the stacked low pressure system drifts eastward across
alabama and georgia. This will bring a weak pre frontal
trough across the peninsula. With the help of daytime
heating, abundant moisture, and subtle seabreeze
circulations, rather widespread shower and thunderstorm
coverage is expected, especially across the interior
peninsula. Showers and a few storms will likely move in off
the gulf in the morning hours with activity becoming more
widespread east of i-75 during the afternoon. A few stronger
storms may develop capable of mainly strong wind gusts and
torrential rainfall. Most of this activity will shift into
eastern florida by late afternoon, though a few showers may

The main trough and surface low will migrate northeastward
Tuesday into Wednesday, allowing a cold front to eventually
move through the area. Frontally induced showers and storms
can be expected Tuesday with drier conditions expected
Wednesday in the wake of the front. While the air will
certainly be drier behind the front, the airmass does not
look particularly cool. Therefore highs will generally
remain in the low to possibly mid 80s from mid week on.

Long range models depict another upper disturbance may move
across the area sometime late next week into next weekend
with low chances for showers. For now, will maintain a
mentionable chance of rain, though confidence on timing is
very low at this time.

Areas of MVFR CIGS vcnty tpa pie lal srq early this
morning, otherwiseVFR conditions will prevail through the
day. LCL vfr CIGS vcnty all terminals this afternoon along
with the risk of a shower, with the best chance vcnty lal.

Elevated east winds will persist over the northern waters
through tonight with borderline SCA conditions likely.

Gradient will weaken on Sunday, but tighten a bit ahead of
cold front Sunday night and Monday with winds veering to the
south. A cold front will push across the waters Monday
night and Tuesday with winds veering to the northwest.

Fire weather
No fire weather hazards are expected today or Sunday as
relative humidity values are expected to remain above
critical levels.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 83 71 82 70 30 30 40 30
fmy 88 70 87 70 10 10 30 30
gif 85 70 83 68 30 30 50 40
srq 85 70 81 69 10 0 20 30
bkv 83 65 83 66 30 20 40 40
spg 85 72 85 71 30 20 30 30

Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... None.

Short term aviation marine fire weather... 13 oglesby
mid term long term decision support... 84 austin

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PMAF1 13 mi48 min 67°F 77°F1018.8 hPa (-1.1)
MTBF1 14 mi48 min ENE 14 G 17 68°F 1019 hPa (-1.1)64°F
42098 15 mi48 min 74°F3 ft
CLBF1 18 mi114 min ENE 4.1 G 8 71°F 1018.6 hPa
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 20 mi54 min NE 13 G 16 69°F 75°F1018.5 hPa
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 28 mi48 min ENE 6 G 9.9 67°F 75°F1019.1 hPa (-1.3)
VENF1 - Venice, FL 30 mi48 min ENE 13 G 16 68°F 75°F1018.2 hPa (-0.9)67°F
MCYF1 34 mi48 min 77°F
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 35 mi60 min NNE 6 G 8.9
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 36 mi48 min ENE 8.9 G 11 67°F 75°F1019.3 hPa (-1.4)
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 48 mi114 min ENE 12 G 16 66°F 1020.2 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, FL9 mi55 minENE 1110.00 miFair68°F64°F90%1018 hPa
Albert Whitted Airport, FL21 mi55 minENE 158.00 miOvercast70°F66°F90%1018.7 hPa

Wind History from SRQ (wind in knots)
Last 24hrCalmCalmCalmNE3N4W6W7W9W10W11W12W11W13W7NW8N5N6N5NE10NE10NE12
1 day agoCalmCalmCalmSW3SW8SW8W8W9W10W9W9W9W8W9NW6N3N3CalmCalmNW3NW4NW5NW4N3
2 days agoE3E4E5E5SE6CalmSW6W7W7W9W10W11W10W7NW6NW3CalmCalmCalmSW3CalmCalmCalmCalm

Tide / Current Tables for Cortez, Sarasota Bay, Florida
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Sat -- 12:54 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:00 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 11:52 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:49 PM EDT     2.28 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:58 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Tampa Bay Entrance (Egmont Channel), Florida Current
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Tampa Bay Entrance (Egmont Channel)
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Sat -- 12:55 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 02:01 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:32 AM EDT     1.41 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 07:00 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:42 AM EDT     0.20 knots Min Flood
Sat -- 11:52 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:38 PM EDT     0.89 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:26 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:59 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:31 PM EDT     -1.86 knots Max Ebb
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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