Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:12AM||Sunset 5:28PM||Monday December 11, 2017 5:47 PM EST (22:47 UTC)||Moonrise 1:08AM||Moonset 1:39PM||Illumination 40%|
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|AMZ452 Coastal Waters From Altamaha Sound To Fernandina Beach Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Fernandina Beach To St. Augustine Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From St. Augustine To Flagler Beach Fl Out 20 Nm- 223 Pm Est Mon Dec 11 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect from 11 pm est this evening through Wednesday morning...
Tonight..West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 8 seconds. Inland waters a moderate chop.
Tuesday..West winds 20 to 25 knots shifting northwest trailing frontal passage. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Inland waters choppy.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Inland waters choppy.
Wednesday..West northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Inland waters a moderate chop.
Wednesday night..West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Inland waters a moderate chop.
Thursday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Inland waters a moderate chop.
Thursday night..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Friday..West southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet in the afternoon. Inland waters choppy. A chance of showers.
Friday night..Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Inland waters choppy. A chance of showers.
Saturday..North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Inland waters a light chop.
|AMZ400 Synopsis For Altamaha Sound Ga To Flagler Beach Fl Out To 60 Nm- 223 Pm Est Mon Dec 11 2017 |
Synopsis.. A dry cold front will approach from the northwest tonight and cross the waters Tuesday with advisory conditions expected tonight through Wednesday morning. Winds and seas will begin to decrease late Wednesday as high pressure builds over the gulf coast region. This ridge will build toward south florida through Thursday as yet another cold front approaches from the northwest. This next front will cross the waters late Friday.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Jacksonville, FLHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Jacksonville, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service jacksonville fl
205 pm est Mon dec 11 2017
Brief rebound in temperatures tonight & Tuesday...
Near term Surface high pressure across the gulf of mexico was edging
farther south as an approaching cold front was diving southeast toward
the mid ms river valley. Sunny skies prevailed across the forecast
area this afternoon under wnw winds 5-10 mph which will progressively
back wsw into this evening as the ridge shifts farther south and
the trough approaches. High temperatures will top out near 60
A warmer night tonight by about 5-10 deg across the forecast area
due to warmer SW flow off of the gulf ahead of the approaching
cold front. The coolest spot across the area is expected to be the
suwannee river valley where lighter winds and mostly clear skies
are expected... And advertised patchy frost and shallow ground fog
there tonight as temperatures fall into the upper 30s to near 40.
Farther south toward gainesville and ocala, expect some passing
low cumulus clouds after midnight through Tue morning ahead of
the front which will keep min temperatures tonight more mild in
the lower 40s, and elevated winds across inland SE ga will keep
min temps more mild with lows in the low 40s tonight also. Toward
the st. Johns river basin and atlantic coast mins tonight will
fall into the mid to upper 40s.
Tuesday the dry cold front (meaning no rainfall expected) will
press southeast across SE ga in the morning then across NE fl
through the afternoon. The biggest weather impact from this
approaching front will be windy conditions developing by mid-
morning. Wsw winds will increase to near 15 mph by midday across
much of the forecast area with gusts of 25-30 mph due to a strong
pressure gradient with the passing cold front. Given the timing of
the frontal passage in the morning across SE ga, daytime highs
will only range near 60 once again, while parts of NE fl from
roughly st augustine toward ocala will near 70 degrees ahead of
the cold front. A few passing low and high clouds will bring
mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies across parts of NE fl while
prevailing mostly sunny skies are expected over SE ga. Cold and
dry air advection will ensure trailing the surface cold front from
nw to SE through the day.
Short term Tuesday night through Thursday...
an upper level short wave trough will remain entrenched along the
eastern CONUS with a series of impulses dropping southward and a
few clipper systems moving across the great lakes and new england
through the period. The primary impacts this far south will be a
series of dry cold frontal passages which will really be
noticeable due to the increasing winds and cold air advection in
their wake. An inland freeze is expected again Tuesday night, with
wind chills in the 20s. After this a series of quick systems can
be expected with slight moderation of the temperatures and
humidity ahead of them and cooling drying behind them.
Long term Thursday night through Monday...
continued reinforcing of the upper trough will occur on Thursday
night and Friday but this one will drop far enough south to pick
up some gulf moisture for our next shot of precipitation. This
front will sweep across the are on Friday with a developing
northeaster off CAPE cod. Over the weekend surface high pressure
will move directly over the area with some moderation in the|
temperatures. By Monday the high will pull offshore with another
reinforcing shortwave digging south and a frontal system racing
across the area during the day.
PrevailingVFR through 06z tonight. There is a low probability of
shallow MVFR mist at gnv after 08z tonight. A dry cold front will
approach from the NW late tonight into early Tue with increasing
winds. Included wind shear for only ssi early Tue morning around
11z due to approach of a 950 mb (about 2 kft agl) jet of 35-40
kts.VFR conditions expected Tue after 13z under windy westerly
winds with gusts 20-30 kts as front shifts southward across the
forecast area through the day.
Westerly winds near 10 kts prevailed over the waters this
afternoon with combined seas 3 ft or less. Winds will increase
through this evening as they back more wsw ahead of approaching
dry cold front that will cross the waters NW to SE through Tuesday
afternoon. Winds will increase to advisory levels tonight for all
legs and raised an advisory with the potential for a few
infrequent gale force gusts over the outer waters through late tue
afternoon. Offshore NW flow will remain elevated at SCA levels tue
night, then winds and seas will begin to subside to exercise
caution levels through Wed as the pressure gradient relaxes as
high pressure builds over the gulf coast region. This ridge will
build sse through Thu in advance of yet another cold front
expected to cross the waters late Fri or Sat with a low chance of
rainfall with the potential for marginal advisory conditions over
the outer waters.
Rip currents: low risk today. Moderate risk highlighted for
High daytime dispersions Tuesday with dry cold front pressing
across the area. Rainfall not expected. Freeze and frost likely
again Tuesday night and potentially Wednesday night inland.
Preliminary point temps pops
Amg 40 59 30 51 0 0 0 0
ssi 48 63 36 52 0 0 0 0
jax 43 66 34 54 0 0 0 0
sgj 46 69 36 55 0 0 0 0
gnv 41 68 32 55 0 0 0 0
ocf 40 70 34 57 0 0 0 0
Jax watches warnings advisories
Am... Small craft advisory from 11 pm this evening to 2 pm est
Wednesday for waters from altamaha sound ga to fernandina
beach fl from 20 to 60 nm-waters from fernandina beach to
st. Augustine fl from 20 to 60 nm-waters from st. Augustine
to flagler beach fl from 20 to 60 nm.
Small craft advisory from 11 pm this evening to 7 am est
Wednesday for coastal waters from altamaha sound to
fernandina beach fl out 20 nm-coastal waters from
fernandina beach to st. Augustine fl out 20 nm-coastal
waters from st. Augustine to flagler beach fl out 20 nm.
Enyedi sandrik mcginnis
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|JXUF1||7 mi||48 min||61°F|
|DMSF1||11 mi||48 min||61°F|
|BLIF1||12 mi||48 min||SW 8 G 9.9||60°F||1021.2 hPa (-1.2)||37°F|
|LTJF1||15 mi||48 min||60°F||35°F|
|MYPF1 - 8720218 - Mayport (Bar Pilots Dock), FL||17 mi||48 min||WSW 8.9 G 9.9||60°F||62°F||1020.4 hPa (-1.1)|
|FRDF1 - 8720030 - Fernandina Beach, FL||30 mi||48 min||WSW 2.9 G 6||59°F||59°F||1020.7 hPa (-1.0)|
|RCYF1||34 mi||48 min||62°F|
|SAUF1 - St. Augustine, FL||37 mi||48 min||SW 5.1 G 6||59°F||62°F||1021.1 hPa (-1.0)|
|41112 - Offshore Fernandina Beach, FL (132)||37 mi||48 min||60°F||1 ft|
|41117||38 mi||56 min||65°F||2 ft|
|GTXF1 - Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, FL||50 mi||63 min||SW 1.9||60°F||1023 hPa||32°F|
Wind History for I-295 Bridge, St Johns River, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Jacksonville Naval Air Station, FL||3 mi||55 min||WSW 10||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||62°F||30°F||31%||1020.1 hPa|
|Jacksonville Craig Municipal Airport, FL||10 mi||55 min||SW 7||10.00 mi||Fair||61°F||30°F||32%||1020.2 hPa|
|Cecil Airport, FL||10 mi||58 min||Var 4||10.00 mi||Fair||59°F||35°F||42%||1020.7 hPa|
|Jacksonville International Airport, FL||15 mi||52 min||WSW 7||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||60°F||34°F||38%||1020.1 hPa|
|Mayport Naval Station - Adm David L. McDonald Field, FL||17 mi||56 min||SW 8||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||59°F||34°F||39%||1020 hPa|
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Mon -- 01:07 AM EST Moonrise
Mon -- 05:09 AM EST 6.92 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:13 AM EST Sunrise
Mon -- 11:37 AM EST 5.86 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:38 PM EST Moonset
Mon -- 05:27 PM EST Sunset
Mon -- 05:28 PM EST 6.94 feet High Tide
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|St. Johns River Entrance |
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Mon -- 01:06 AM EST Moonrise
Mon -- 01:29 AM EST 1.99 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 04:46 AM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:12 AM EST Sunrise
Mon -- 08:38 AM EST -1.96 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 11:21 AM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 01:37 PM EST Moonset
Mon -- 01:53 PM EST 1.87 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 05:01 PM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:25 PM EST Sunset
Mon -- 08:46 PM EST -2.10 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 11:42 PM EST 0.00 knots Slack
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Wind Forecast for Jacksonville, FL (17,4,5,8)(on/off)  Help
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