Sunday, February18, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Bell, FL

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Sunrise 7:03AMSunset 6:22PM Sunday February 18, 2018 3:58 AM EST (08:58 UTC) Moonrise 8:55AMMoonset 9:07PM Illumination 10% 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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GMZ765 Apalachee Bay Or Coastal Waters From Keaton Beach To Ochlockonee River Fl Out To 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Mexico Beach To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Mexico Beach To Apalachicola Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River To Apalachicola Fl Out To 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Suwannee River To Keaton Beach Fl Out 20 Nm- Waters From Suwannee River To Apalachicola Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- 307 Am Est Sun Feb 18 2018
.dense fog advisory in effect until 4 pm est this afternoon...
Today..South winds around 5 knots early in the morning becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters smooth. Areas of dense fog.
Tonight..East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Monday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Monday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Tuesday and Tuesday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers.
Wednesday and Wednesday night..Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Thursday..East winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Okaloosa-walton County Line Out To 60 Nm 307 Am Est Sun Feb 18 2018
Synopsis..Areas of dense fog are expected once again today through the early afternoon. Winds will be 15 knots or less until Tuesday, when a frontal system will begin to approach from the west. The front will stall out before it reaches us, keeping southeast winds through the period.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bell, FL
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Area Discussion for - Jacksonville, FL
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national weather service jacksonville fl
200 am est Sun feb 18 2018

Near term through tonight ...

warm and moist southwesterly flow will continue this morning. As a
result low stratus will continue to spread northeast across the
region. As long as the light winds stay up, the lower levels will
be mixed enough to minimize dense fog extent. However, if the
winds go calm, the stratus will be able to lower to ground level,
resulting in dense fog. At this time, the western counties have
the best potential for this dense fog, but this will spread to
eastern counties by around sunrise. Therefore, the dense fog
advisory may need to be extended.

A weak frontal boundary will slide south across region today. This
will cause the flow to become more onshore. Little moisture
associated with this feature, low chance for rain north, otherwise
expected to be a dry passage. As the flow becomes more onshore,
any leftover fog and stratus in the marine waters will advect back
onshore. Temperatures will remain above normal today, but could
see readings at the beaches about 8 to 10 degrees cooler than
inland areas due to onshore flow and enhanced cloud cover.

The front will lift back north tonight, but surface ridging to the
northeast will keep an onshore flow. Best potential for fog
tonight is expected near the coast.

Short term Monday through Tuesday night
Monday: mid upper level high pressure will be centered just east
of the bahamas, with the ridge axis extending west northwestward
into north central florida. The mid upper level ridge will pivot
slowly northward through the day and overnight, with the
mid upper ridge axis shifting north of the region Monday night.

Westerly mid upper level flow Monday morning will become southerly
by Monday night. At the surface, southeasterly onshore flow will
prevail. Low stratus and fog will be ongoing Monday morning,
scattering lifting out by the late morning. Partly cloudy skies
will prevail in the afternoon, and well above normal temperatures
will continue. Highs will be mainly in the upper 70s to lower 80s,
except mid 70s along the beaches, and mid 80s across marion
county. Overnight lows will be generally from 60-65f, with low
stratus and patchy areas of dense fog around again Tuesday
morning.

Tuesday: upper level trough across the intermountain west will
begin to lift to the east northeast around the strong ridge that
extends across the eastern conus. The mid upper level high
pressure will be centered east to southeast of the carolinas on
Tuesday and Tuesday night, with south to southwesterly flow aloft
prevailing. A weak shortwave may rotate northward from the eastern
gulf across the suwannee valley Tuesday afternoon, which may spark
a few showers. Otherwise, dry and very warm conditions will
prevail.

Long term Wednesday through Saturday
Upper level high pressure to the east of the region in the
middle of the week is forecast to retrograde westward over the
area by the weekend. The low level ridge will remain east to
northeast of the region, with east to southeast onshore flow.

Above normal temperatures and mostly dry conditions will prevail
through the period.

Aviation
Low stratus and fog are expected to develop and move northeast across
the region tonight, producing ifr and lower conditions. Conditions
will slowly improve during the morning hours. The flow is expected
to become more easterly Sunday afternoon, which could keep coastal
taf sites, such as ksgj and kssi, and possibly kcrg in the low
stratus through much of the day. Inland sites are expected to have
prevailingVFR conditions this afternoon. Deteriorating conditions
will be possible once again tonight, especially near the coast.

Marine
A weakening cold front will sink south across the region today, then
move back to the north tonight. High pressure will build to the
northeast tonight into Monday. The high will build more to the east
mid week.

Rip currents: low risk today, moderate risk Monday.

Preliminary point temps pops
Amg 77 59 82 61 10 0 0 10
ssi 67 58 76 61 10 0 10 10
jax 77 60 80 61 0 0 0 10
sgj 72 61 77 63 0 0 10 10
gnv 79 60 82 61 0 0 0 0
ocf 81 61 84 62 0 0 0 0

Jax watches warnings advisories
Fl... Dense fog advisory until 10 am est this morning for alachua-
baker-bradford-columbia-gilchrist-hamilton-marion-suwannee-
union.

Ga... Dense fog advisory until 10 am est this morning for clinch-
echols-ware.

Am... None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
KTNF1 - Keaton Beach, FL 39 mi59 min SSW 12 G 13 66°F 1021.7 hPa (-0.8)66°F
CDRF1 - Cedar Key, FL 44 mi59 min SW 7 G 8.9 67°F 1022.1 hPa (-1.0)65°F
SHPF1 - SHP - Shell Point, FL 78 mi125 min SSW 6 G 8 67°F 1020.8 hPa

Wind History for Cedar Key, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Cross City Airport, FL16 mi64 minS 310.00 miPartly Cloudy64°F0°F%1023.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Steinhatchee River ent., Deadman Bay, Florida
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Steinhatchee River ent.
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Sun -- 02:55 AM EST     3.04 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:10 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:56 AM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 09:26 AM EST     -0.38 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:28 PM EST     3.09 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:24 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 09:09 PM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 09:45 PM EST     0.08 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.62.32.932.82.31.50.70-0.3-0.30.20.91.82.6332.621.30.60.20.10.4

Tide / Current Tables for Pepperfish Keys, Florida
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Pepperfish Keys
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Sun -- 03:05 AM EST     3.09 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:10 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:56 AM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 09:49 AM EST     -0.28 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:46 PM EST     2.95 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:25 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 09:09 PM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 10:09 PM EST     0.25 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.52.32.93.12.92.51.810.3-0.1-0.300.71.62.32.82.92.72.21.610.50.30.4

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Jacksonville, FL (3,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Jacksonville, FL
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