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Marine Weather and Tides
Cocoa, FL

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Sunrise 6:41AMSunset 7:58PM Saturday April 29, 2017 1:27 AM EDT (05:27 UTC) Moonrise 8:40AMMoonset 10:37PM Illumination 11% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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- 1021 Pm Edt Fri Apr 28 2017
Tonight..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Saturday..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 6 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Monday..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Monday night..South winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Wednesday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.
AMZ500 Synopsis For Flagler Beach To Jupiter Inlet Out 60 Nm- 1021 Pm Edt Fri Apr 28 2017
Synopsis..The atlantic high pressure ridge axis will remain north of florida into early next week. A gentle to moderate southeast breeze will become moderate to fresh this weekend into Monday, with seas gradually building through the period.
Gulf stream hazards.none. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system as of Thursday april 27th. 42 nautical miles east of ponce inlet. 27 nautical miles east of port canaveral. 24 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 Cocoa, FL
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Area Discussion for - Melbourne, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service melbourne fl
754 pm edt Fri apr 28 2017

Continued warm & dry...

Update
Surface high pressure over the western atlantic, with its western
flank building toward ga/sc, will maintain stout onshore/southeast
flow overnight. Another warm and humid night as dewpoints remain
a few degrees either side of 70f, with the warmest temps expected
along the barrier islands thanks to maritime flow.

Afternoon forecast package presents things well, so will make
minimal changes. Main forecast points for the overnight remain 1)
well above normal temperatures for late april 2) possibility of
dense smoke/mist combination near smoldering wildfires and 3)
continued dry conditions with mid/upper level ridging keeping the
local environment quite suppressed despite modest low-level
available moisture.

Early update this evening to remove today's rip current headline
now that we are past sunset.

Aviation
Elevated e/se flow will slacken overnight. Cannot not rule out
some patchy low stratus around for an hour or two early sat
morning, especially inland terminals. Otherwise,VFR Saturday
with breezy ese-se winds once again during the day.

Marine
Tonight... East-west oriented high pressure ridging moving north
of ecfl. SE winds 10-15 kts near shore and 16- 19 kts over the
gulf stream south of sebastian inlet where small craft should
exercise caution. Seas continue mainly 3-4 ft, but could approach
5 ft toward daybreak away from the coast where winds are stronger.

Sat... High pressure remains north of the local coastal waters. Serly
winds around 15 kts near shore and 17-18 kts offshore with marginal
conds in terms of cautionary statements for small craft. Seas 3-4 ft
very near shore and building to 4-5 ft over the open atlc.

Fire weather
This weekend... Deep SE flow continues areawide and should push
sufficient atlc humidity across east central fl to keep min rh
values abv critical levels. Even so, the local fire danger will
remain high as a fresh transport breeze and aftn temps in the l-m90s
generate very good to excellent dispersion. The dry ground/vegetation
combined with the hot and breezy conditions, and increasing sun
angle will continue to add to the severe/near critical fire
sensitivity.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Dab 72 85 73 86 / 0 0 10 10
mco 71 92 71 90 / 0 0 10 10
mlb 76 85 73 87 / 0 0 10 10
vrb 73 86 73 87 / 0 10 10 10
lee 73 94 72 91 / 0 0 10 10
sfb 72 91 71 90 / 0 0 10 10
orl 73 91 71 90 / 0 0 10 10
fpr 73 86 74 87 / 10 10 10 10

Mlb watches/warnings/advisories
Fl... None.

Am... None.

Ulrich/spratt


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TRDF1 - 8721604 - Trident Pier, FL 17 mi39 min ESE 6 G 9.9 77°F 80°F1022.1 hPa
41113 - Cape Canaveral Nearshore, FL (143) 20 mi36 min 78°F3 ft
41116 39 mi87 min 77°F3 ft
41009 - CANAVERAL 20 NM East of Cape Canaveral, FL 39 mi27 min SE 16 G 19 78°F 77°F1021.6 hPa (+0.4)74°F
SIPF1 45 mi27 min SE 16 78°F 1021 hPa (+0.0)
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 87 mi45 min ESE 5.1 G 8.9

Wind History for Trident Pier, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Titusville, FL10 mi4.7 hrsSE 97.00 miMostly Cloudy79°F75°F89%1019.3 hPa
Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip, FL19 mi29 minSE 1210.00 miA Few Clouds76°F72°F89%1020.6 hPa
Cocoa - Patrick Air Force Base, FL20 mi29 minSE 1410.00 miFair78°F76°F95%1020.7 hPa
Orlando International Airport, FL22 mi34 minSE 510.00 miOvercast73°F72°F96%1020.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Titusville, Indian River, Florida
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Titusville
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Sat -- 01:52 AM EDT     4.03 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:43 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:31 AM EDT     4.06 feet High Tide
Sat -- 09:39 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 02:00 PM EDT     4.03 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:54 PM EDT     4.08 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:57 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 11:37 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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444444.14.14.14.14.14.14444444.14.14.14.14.14.14.1

Tide / Current Tables for Canaveral Harbor Entrance, Florida
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Canaveral Harbor Entrance
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Sat -- 04:43 AM EDT     -0.35 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:43 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:39 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:45 AM EDT     3.78 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:42 PM EDT     -0.54 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:56 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 11:20 PM EDT     4.91 feet High Tide
Sat -- 11:36 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.33.21.90.6-0.2-0.300.81.82.83.63.83.42.51.50.4-0.4-0.5-0.10.81.93.24.34.9

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Melbourne, FL (1,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Melbourne, FL
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