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Marine Weather and Tides
Melbourne, FL

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What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:54AMSunset 6:17PM Wednesday February 20, 2019 4:35 AM EST (09:35 UTC) Moonrise 7:41PMMoonset 7:50AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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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AMZ552 Volusia-brevard County Line To Sebastian Inlet 0-20 Nm- 317 Am Est Wed Feb 20 2019
.small craft should exercise caution...
Today..Southeast winds 15 knots. Seas building to 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
Tonight..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Thursday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Thursday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Friday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
Friday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers.
Saturday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Sunday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.
AMZ500 Synopsis For Flagler Beach To Jupiter Inlet Out To 60 Nm- 317 Am Est Wed Feb 20 2019
Synopsis..A large high pressure over the eastern u.s. And western atlantic will settle north of puerto rico, with its axis extending westward across central florida into the weekend. A moderate to gentle southeast to south breeze will become southwest to south early next week.
Gulf stream hazards..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots with seas 5 to 7 feet. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system as of Monday february 18th. 40 nautical miles east of ponce inlet. 28 nautical miles east of port canaveral. 26 nautical miles east of sebastian inlet. 16 nautical miles east of fort pierce inlet. 10 nautical miles east of saint lucie inlet.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Melbourne, FL
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Area Discussion for - Melbourne, FL
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Fxus62 kmlb 200742
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area forecast discussion
national weather service melbourne fl
240 am est Wed feb 20 2019

Discussion
Temperatures well above normal will continue into this weekend...

current... Warm frontal boundary just to the north of lake volusia
counties is well-denoted by the large area of stratus to its north.

A strong surface ridge centered well to our NE covers the eastern
conus and adjacent western atlantic. Mid-upper level ridge remains
anchored over central-south florida and the bahamas. Local radars
show some light rain showers sprinkles embedded in area of marine
sc across south fl and near the southern treasure coast moving wnw.

Today-tonight... Persistent warm wx pattern featuring se-s flow will
continue today as ecfl remains under the influence of ridging both
surface and aloft. Shallow low level moisture may lead to a few low
topped diurnally forced showers along local sea and lake breeze
boundaries, mainly where more than one interact. Late day collision
should lead to a slightly better chance near NW of i-4 between about
5-10pm per hrrr WRF mesomodel guidance. MAX temps once again in the
l-m80s near the coast and m-u80s inland. Mins in the m-u60s, with
l70s along the immediate space and treasure coast barrier islands.

Thursday-Friday... An anomalous ridge will remain centered just east
of the bahamas into the weekend. The resultant S SE flow will
promote unusually warm temperatures for late february, with both
maxes and mins about 10-15 degrees above climatology. While the
presence of the ridge will keep the environment rather suppressed
aloft, pockets of near-surface moisture rounding its western flank
will lead to isolated showers from time to time. Opted for small
precip chances on Thursday and Friday, mainly in the form of
nocturnal coastal showers and low-topped diurnal showers on land.

Saturday-Tuesday... The mid level ridge will very slowly weaken and
flatten into early next week as a sharp short wave trough and its
attendant low lift rapidly into the ohio valley and great lakes.

Meanwhile, its trailing surface front will get left behind and sag
down the peninsula Sunday night and Monday before lifting back north
on Tuesday. Recent guidance suggests the front could make it into
south florida before stalling, providing perhaps slightly cooler
temperatures and a brief respite from mentionable rain chances on
Monday (at least across the northern half of the area). Otherwise,
we will see a continuation of above normal temps and isolated to
scattered showers, though a weak wave low riding along the lifting
front could bring enhanced shower chances on Tuesday.

Aviation MainlyVFR. Marine sc CIGS bkn030 kvrb-ksua, which
may become diurnally enhanced from mid-late morning (14z-18z),
before sea breeze circ breaks them up and pushes them inland.

Marine Today-tonight... Marginal SCA conditions well offshore today
with 15-20kt se-sse wind, seas 4-5ft near shore and as high as 6-7ft
seas limited to the outer periphery of the 60nm legs. Winds and seas
will start to diminish late this afternoon, and subsequent shift(s)
may be able to expire it prior to 06z depending on how fast they
actually start to wane.

Thursday-Sunday... High pressure centered east of the bahamas and
extending across the state will maintain 10-15 knots of S SE flow
into Saturday. Seas 4-5 feet early Thursday then generally 3-4 feet.

An approaching front will cause winds to veer to S SW and increase
Sunday as an incoming swell builds seas back up to 5 feet offshore.

Climate Record highs and warm mins for the next two days...

feb 20 feb 21
hi-max hi-min hi-max hi-min
dab 85 1988 69 2018 87 1989 69 2018
mco 89 1988 69 1961 88 1989 68 1989
sfb 85 2018 68 1961 87 2003 67 2018
mlb 86 1988 75 2018 88 1989 75 2018
vrb 87 1975 73 2018 87 2014 73 2018
fpr 88 1932 73 2018 89 1989 73 1961

Preliminary point temps pops
Dab 81 65 83 65 20 30 20 20
mco 86 66 88 66 20 20 20 20
mlb 84 69 84 68 20 10 20 20
vrb 83 68 84 67 20 20 20 20
lee 85 66 88 66 30 30 20 20
sfb 85 66 87 66 20 30 20 20
orl 85 67 87 67 20 30 20 20
fpr 83 69 84 67 20 20 20 20

Mlb watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Am... Small craft advisory until 11 pm est this evening for flagler
beach to volusia-brevard county line 20-60 nm-sebastian
inlet to jupiter inlet 20-60 nm-volusia-brevard county line
to sebastian inlet 20-60 nm.

Short term aviation... Cristaldi
long term impact wx... Ulrich


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TRDF1 - 8721604 - Trident Pier, FL 21 mi48 min ESE 7 G 9.9 69°F 69°F1020.6 hPa
41113 - Cape Canaveral Nearshore, FL (143) 21 mi36 min 66°F3 ft
41009 - CANAVERAL 20 NM East of Cape Canaveral, FL 36 mi36 min SE 14 G 18 72°F 1019.8 hPa (-2.2)67°F
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 97 mi54 min NE 2.9 G 5.1

Wind History for Trident Pier, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Melbourne International Airport, FL1 mi43 minSE 810.00 miA Few Clouds73°F66°F81%1019.3 hPa
Cocoa - Patrick Air Force Base, FL8 mi40 minSE 910.00 miFair70°F69°F100%1019.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Canova Beach, Florida
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Canova Beach
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Wed -- 02:01 AM EST     -1.13 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:55 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:49 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 08:10 AM EST     4.13 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:29 PM EST     -0.91 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:16 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:40 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:30 PM EST     4.09 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
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Patrick Air Force Base
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Wed -- 01:49 AM EST     -1.08 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:56 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:49 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 07:59 AM EST     4.19 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:17 PM EST     -0.87 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:16 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:40 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:19 PM EST     4.15 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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