Wednesday, February21, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Bradenton, FL

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Sunrise 7:00AMSunset 6:27PM Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:56 PM EST (00:56 UTC) Moonrise 10:46AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 42% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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- 312 Pm Est Wed Feb 21 2018
Tonight..East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Thursday..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday night..East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday..East winds around 10 knots then becoming south around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday night..Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Saturday..Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..South winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday..South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday night..South winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Monday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 312 Pm Est Wed Feb 21 2018
Synopsis..Strong high pressure will remain in place over the western atlantic and florida through the end of the week with southeast winds in the 10 to 15 knot range along with warm and dry conditions continuing over the gulf waters through the period. The upper level high will weaken and shift west-southwest into the gulf during the upcoming weekend with the attendant surface high sinking south to lie across the north-central waters. This will allow for lighter winds with an onshore sea breeze component developing along the coast each afternoon. Wind and seas should remain below 15 knots and 5 feet with no headlines anticipated.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bradenton, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
issued by national weather service melbourne fl
228 pm est Wed feb 21 2018

Above normal temperatures through the upcoming weekend...

Short term (tonight - Friday)
tonight... Strong mid level ridge will remain off the
southeast atlantic coast tonight with low level east
southeast flow around the low level atlantic ridge. A dry
airmass will continue across west central florida with warm
overnight low temperatures mainly in the 60s. Some patchy
fog may develop late tonight across the nature coast.

Thursday-Friday... The mid level ridge off the southeast
atlantic coast will retrograde toward central florida by
Friday afternoon. Subsidence from the ridge will keep mainly
dry and warm conditions continuing through late week. The
latest GFS model runs indicates some low shower perhaps by
Friday but with the strength of the overhead ridge will
leave rain chances just below mentionable range and lean
toward the drier NAM guidance for now. Highs will average
in the lower to mid 80s coastal areas and mid to upper 80s
across the interior. Lows will be in the 60s.

Mid term long term (Saturday - Wednesday)
the mid level ridge near the area Saturday will slip south
and elongate across south fl over the weekend and into early
next week. High pressure well east of the state will also
slip south and allow low level flow to veer to the southeast
satuday and southerly on Sunday. This will allow low level
moisture to gradually increase with some low diurnal shower
chances each afternoon through the weekend. Low level flow
will veer to the southwest Monday ahead of an approaching
frontal boundary into early Tuesday which will then lift
back north into mid week. This will should bring more
cloudiness and a chance of showers to the area for mid week.

Well above normal temps will continue over the weekend into
Monday and then temps will be slighly lower but still above
normal as the frontal boundary approaches the area into
Tuesday.

Aviation
Scattered to brokenVFR cumulus will diminish shortly after
sunset with mostly clear skies for the overnight. Some MVFR
fog may develop late tonight at klal and ft myers area
terminals.

Marine
High pressure across the atlantic will keep low level east
to southeast flow to 10-15 knots at times across the waters
into Friday. Winds will veer to the southeast Saturday and
southerly Sunday with winds becoming onshore near the coast
by late afternoon each day over the weekend. Mainly dry
weather will continue into the weekend with highest seas to
around 3 ft remaining offshore with good boating conditions
near shore. Winds will veer to the south-southwest Monday
ahead of the next front which is forecast to move through
the waters Monday night.

Fire weather
Adequate low level moisture will keep humidity values above
critical levels through the end of the week with no red
flag conditions expected. Breezy southeast transport winds
will result in elevated dispersion indices Thursday. Some
patchy fog will be possible during the late night and early
morning hours the next few days, with the best chances
across the fog prone locations of the nature coast.

Climate
Here are some record high temperatures for today and the
year set.

Brooksville 85 1997
tampa 87 1961
lakeland 89 1989
st petersburg 86 1961
sarasota 87 1997
fort myers 91 1944
here are some record high minimum temperatures for today and
the year set.

Tampa 69 2014
lakeland 68 1989
st petersburg 68 1989
sarasota 67 1975
fort myers 70 2014

Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 67 85 67 84 0 0 0 10
fmy 66 86 66 85 0 10 10 10
gif 65 86 65 86 0 10 10 10
srq 66 84 65 83 0 0 10 10
bkv 61 86 61 85 0 0 0 10
spg 67 83 68 82 0 0 0 10

Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... None.

Volkmer


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PMAF1 10 mi38 min 78°F 76°F1026.4 hPa
MTBF1 11 mi38 min ESE 6 G 7 77°F 1026.6 hPa64°F
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 18 mi38 min ESE 2.9 G 5.1
CLBF1 18 mi62 min ESE 2.9 G 6 85°F 1025.2 hPa
42098 20 mi26 min 71°F1 ft
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 25 mi38 min ESE 1.9 G 4.1 79°F 76°F1026.7 hPa
42013 - C10 - Navy-2 29 mi86 min N 5.8 G 7.8 74°F
VENF1 - Venice, FL 30 mi56 min E 8.9 G 12 80°F 75°F1026 hPa (+0.8)65°F
MCYF1 30 mi38 min 75°F
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 31 mi50 min E 7 G 11
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 36 mi38 min N 7 G 8.9 73°F 72°F1026.7 hPa
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 47 mi62 min N 9.9 G 12 76°F 1027.2 hPa

Wind History for C-Cut, FL
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Airport Reports
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Sarasota / Bradenton, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, FL7 mi63 minE 810.00 miFair79°F62°F56%1025.5 hPa
Albert Whitted Airport, FL19 mi63 minSE 810.00 miMostly Cloudy79°F66°F67%1025.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bradenton, Manatee River, Florida
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Bradenton
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Wed -- 04:07 AM EST     1.25 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:02 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:11 AM EST     0.41 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 10:46 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:56 PM EST     1.79 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:25 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 11:44 PM EST     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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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 -- 12:01 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 03:19 AM EST     1.06 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:35 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:02 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:54 AM EST     -0.61 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 10:46 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:14 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:52 PM EST     1.32 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:00 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:26 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 09:12 PM EST     -1.27 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (19,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Tampa Bay Area, FL
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