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Marine Weather and Tides
Rockledge, FL

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Sunrise 6:51AMSunset 6:20PM Friday February 23, 2018 3:37 PM EST (20:37 UTC) Moonrise 12:06PMMoonset 12:54AM Illumination 61% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 8 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- 948 Am Est Fri Feb 23 2018
Today..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 12 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Tonight..Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday 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.
Sunday..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Sunday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Monday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Monday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Tuesday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.
AMZ500 Synopsis For Flagler Beach To Jupiter Inlet Out To 60 Nm- 948 Am Est Fri Feb 23 2018
Synopsis..A strong high pressure ridge centered over the western atlantic will generate a gentle to moderate onshore breeze over the local waters into the weekend. This persistent flow will produce a moderate easterly swell that will enhance the local sea heights. Small craft operators will need to exercise caution, especially in the gulf stream.
Gulf stream hazards..East to southeast winds around 15 knots with seas up to 6 feet. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system as of Thursday february 22nd 39 nautical miles east of ponce inlet. 29 nautical miles east of port canaveral. 23 nautical miles east of sebastian inlet. 15 nautical miles east of fort pierce inlet. 9 nautical miles east of saint lucie inlet.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Rockledge, FL
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Area Discussion for - Melbourne, FL
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Fxus62 kmlb 231940
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area forecast discussion
national weather service melbourne fl
240 pm est Fri feb 23 2018

Discussion
Elevated rip current risk through the weekend...

tonight... Low level ese SE flow will continue around the atlantic
ridge with some drier air working across central and NRN sections
overnight in the h8-h7 layer. Winds will drop off to light or calm
across the interior after midnight with some patchy fog developing
late across the northern interior zones from deland and orlando
westward. Will continue a low shower chance along the east coast
with SE winds to 10-15 knots across the atlantic allowing isolated
mainly light showers to move onshore before dissipating. Lows will
range from the lower to mid 60s interior to around 70 from brevard
south along the immediate coast.

Saturday... Low level winds from the southeast around the high
pressure ridge offshore will bring some enhanced low to mid level
moisture nnw across east central florida from the morning across the
south to NRN sections by afternoon. Pwats are forecast to increase
to around 1.3 inches which should be sufficient for isolated showers
to develop with daytime heating. Highs will be similar to Friday in
the lower 80s along the coast to the mid 80s for the interior.

Sat night-sun night... Surface high pressure over the western atlc
with associated ridge axis across the central peninsula. Generally a
se S flow with a bit of veering to the SW overnight sun. Upper ridge
across the area remains rather flat as energy to the north
traversing the eastern CONUS keeps it from amplifying. With that
said, the ridge remains strong enough to keep fronts north of ecfl,
though there will be a quasi-stationary boundary across the deep
south gulf coast. Precipitation chances continue around 20pct or
less with any shower activity on the light side. Temperatures remain
above climo.

Previous... Next week... A slow moving frontal boundary looks to sink
into N fl on Monday. Continued migration of flow pattern to zonal
aloft will occur early in the week with limited effects on local
area ascd with weakening front north of the immediate area. Moisture
looks marginal at best to produce notable rain chcs and no more than
isold chcs are anticipated with the setup with lack of forcing
mechanism. Temps wl remain at to above normal to close out the
month. Broad ridging is shown trying to re-establish over the state
from mid to late week with continued rather dry and warm conditions
to begin the month of march.

Aviation
MainlyVFR thru early evening with isold -shra north of kmco. Light
winds after midnight may allow for patchy fog development for inland
terminals and kdab, with ifr vsbys likely for klee. Expect fog to
linger shortly after sunrise.

Marine
Tonight... Se winds will continue to around 10 knots across the
volusia near shore waters and up to 15 knots across the SRN offshore
waters. Combined seas will average 3-5 ft nearshore and 5-6 ft
offshore with the wave guidance having some difficulty picking up on
the moderate ene long period swells with periods of 15-17 seconds
this afternoon. Will continue scec headlines offshore.

Saturday... Winds will continue SE at 10-15 knots into Saturday with a
continuing ene swell train allowing for combined seas to 3-4 ft
nearshore and up to 5 ft offshore.

Sat night-sun night... Surface ridge axis across the area with SE s
winds veering a bit more ssw Sun overnight. Speeds generally 8-14
kts over the open atlc. Shower chances remain slight. Seas generally
3-4 ft near shore and 4-5 ft offshore.

Previous... Next week... Weakness created by surface boundary over n
fl will bring lighter winds to the local marine area early in the
week with veering to S to SW component on Monday. A modest wind
shift to n-ne on Tue will veer direct onshore into midweek.

Headlines are not anticipated at least the first half of the week.

Climate Melbourne should break their record warm low again
today, february 23rd, with a few additional coastal sites having a
chance for record warm lows on Saturday, february 24th.

February 23 february 24
daytona beach 69-2013 68-1962
orlando intl 69-2013 68-1962
sanford 70-2013 70-1962
melbourne 69-2008 72-1979
vero beach 73-1961 71-1962
ft. Pierce 71-1979 70-1949
temperatures still forecast to remain well above normal through the
remainder of the month, and a record warm february looks on track
for orlando, melbourne, sanford and vero beach, with daytona beach
and fort pierce likely coming in second warmest.

Preliminary point temps pops
Dab 64 82 66 84 20 20 20 10
mco 65 85 66 86 10 20 20 10
mlb 70 82 68 83 10 20 20 20
vrb 70 82 67 84 10 20 20 20
lee 65 86 66 86 10 20 20 10
sfb 64 85 66 86 10 20 20 10
orl 66 85 67 85 10 20 20 10
fpr 69 82 67 83 10 20 20 20

Mlb watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Am... None.

Short term... Volkmer
mid term... .Sedlock
aviation long term... Smith


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TRDF1 - 8721604 - Trident Pier, FL 8 mi49 min ESE 6 G 11 79°F 74°F1027.8 hPa
41113 - Cape Canaveral Nearshore, FL (143) 10 mi44 min 74°F3 ft
41118 19 mi67 min 74°F3 ft
41009 - CANAVERAL 20 NM East of Cape Canaveral, FL 30 mi47 min ESE 9.7 G 12 75°F 73°F5 ft1026.5 hPa68°F
SIPF1 37 mi52 min ESE 9.9 74°F 75°F1027 hPa
GTXF1 - Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, FL 95 mi112 min E 6 76°F 1030 hPa68°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Cocoa - Patrick Air Force Base, FL10 mi41 minESE 810.00 miFair79°F68°F70%1026.8 hPa
Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip, FL11 mi41 minSE 1110.00 miFair80°F65°F63%1026.4 hPa
Titusville, FL13 mi50 minESE 127.00 miPartly Cloudy82°F64°F55%1026.7 hPa
Melbourne International Airport, FL17 mi44 minE 1310.00 miPartly Cloudy82°F64°F55%1026 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Cocoa Beach
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Fri -- 12:54 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 12:58 AM EST     3.07 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:09 AM EST     First Quarter
Fri -- 06:53 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:04 AM EST     0.18 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 12:06 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 01:06 PM EST     2.94 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:18 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:36 PM EST     -0.29 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.93.12.92.31.60.90.40.20.40.91.62.32.72.92.82.41.60.80.2-0.2-0.30.10.91.6

Tide / Current Tables for Canaveral Harbor Entrance, Florida
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Canaveral Harbor Entrance
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Fri -- 12:54 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 12:54 AM EST     3.98 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:09 AM EST     First Quarter
Fri -- 06:53 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:18 AM EST     0.48 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 12:06 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 01:09 PM EST     3.21 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:18 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:25 PM EST     0.04 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.843.73.12.41.70.90.50.611.62.32.93.23.12.621.30.50.10.10.61.32.2

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Melbourne, FL (15,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Melbourne, FL
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