Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:23AM||Sunset 7:52PM||Wednesday March 29, 2017 5:10 AM EDT (09:10 UTC)||Moonrise 7:39AM||Moonset 8:45PM||Illumination 4%|
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|GMZ730 Apalachee Bay Or Coastal Waters From Keaton Beach To Ochlockonee River Fl Out To 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River To Apalachicola Fl Out To 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Suwannee River To Keaton Beach Out 20 Nm- Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- Waters From Suwannee River To Apalachicola Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- 358 Am Edt Wed Mar 29 2017 |
Today..Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Areas of dense fog in the morning.
Tonight..Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Thursday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Thursday night..South winds 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet... Building to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday..Southwest winds 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Showers and Thunderstorms likely...mainly in the morning.
Friday night..West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 5 to 10 knots early in the morning. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet after midnight. Protected waters a light to moderate chop...becoming a light chop.
Saturday..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters mostly smooth.
Saturday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east early in the morning. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters mostly smooth.
Sunday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
|GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm 358 Am Edt Wed Mar 29 2017 |
Synopsis..Light winds and low seas are expected through Thursday...but could reach advisory levels Thursday night through Friday as a front and a line of showers and Thunderstorms move through the northeastern gulf. Winds and seas will decrease late Friday and remain fairly low through the weekend.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lake Park, GAHourly EDIT Help
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tallahassee fl
325 am edt Wed mar 29 2017
Near term [through today]
The 11 pm regional surface analysis showed a weak, slowing cold
front across central al and ga, and a ridge across the fl peninsula.
Vapor imagery and upper air data showed a ridge over much of the
southeast. Fog and low clouds were beginning to develop across our
forecast area, and will continue until mid to late morning. Given
the lack of upper-level support, the aforementioned front will stall
to the north and northeast of our region later today. There may be
just enough deep layer moisture, cape, and low-layer convergence
near the front for a showers or thunderstorms this afternoon, mainly
around the tifton area. Above-average temperatures will persist,
with highs in the mid to upper 80s well inland, but only in the mid
70s at the beaches.
Short term [tonight through Friday]
Surface and upper level ridging will be in place through Thursday
with warm and mostly dry conditions. Thursday night a deep upper
trough and associated surface cold front will approach and move into
our CWA with moisture and instability increasing ahead of this
system. A line of showers and thunderstorms will likely move into
our western zones late Thursday evening and spread eastward
overnight into Friday. This will be our best chance for widespread
rains, some heavy, in several weeks. Especially our western zones
where some models show QPF amounts ranging from 1-2". While the
rains will be welcome, this system will also bring with it the
threat for severe weather. A few strong to severe thunderstorms will
be possible as 0-6 km bulk shear values increase to 55 kts. However,
the limiting severe potential will be the marginal instability with
cape across our western zones Thursday evening generally 1100 j/kg
or less. These values diminish overnight increasing once again to
around 1100 j/kg Friday afternoon across the florida big bend and
south georgia. However, by that time, most of the convection is
forecast to have moved off to our east. Highs will be in the mid
80s Thursday and lower 80s Friday. Lows Thursday night will be in
the lower 60s.
Long term [Friday night through Wednesday]
Dry air will move into our area behind the front which is forecast
to stall across south florida over the weekend. Aside from slightly
cooler night-time temperatures, daytime highs will continue at
above seasonal levels. The front will lift north as a warm front
across our area Sunday night in response to another developing low
pressure system in the southern plains. This system will bring
another round of showers and thunderstorms ahead of the next cold
front Monday into Tuesday. We will also have to watch this system
for the potential for severe weather but it too early to access
right now. Temps will continue above seasonal levels.
Aviation [through 06z Thursday] |
There is good agreement among the statistical and dynamical models
in the development of widespread fog and low CIGS overnight, and
this scenario would seem to be bolstered by the fact that the
synoptic pattern has changed little over the past 24 hours. We
expect periods of lifr (or lower) vis/cigs at all terminals.
Conditions will rapidly improve toVFR mid to late morning. Winds
will be light se-s, except for a 10 kt sea breeze at kecp in the
Light winds and low seas are expected through Thursday, but could
reach advisory levels Thursday night through Friday as a front
and a line of showers and thunderstorms move through the
northeastern gulf. Winds and seas will decrease late Friday and
remain fairly low through the weekend.
Red flag conditions are not expected for the next several days with
relative humidity values remaining above critical levels.
Showers and storms could produce heavy rainfall on Thursday night
and early Friday, and a second round of storms/heavy rain is
possible early next week. Flooding is not expected from Thursday
to Friday with thunderstorms likely moving quickly across our
area, but cannot be ruled out early next week with additional
periods of heavy rain.
Preliminary point temps/pops
Tallahassee 85 58 86 63 81 / 0 0 10 40 70
panama city 77 62 78 66 78 / 0 0 0 80 50
dothan 86 59 86 63 81 / 0 0 10 70 50
albany 87 61 88 64 82 / 10 20 20 40 70
valdosta 87 59 87 62 82 / 10 10 40 30 60
cross city 85 57 86 61 82 / 10 0 10 30 60
apalachicola 76 62 78 66 78 / 0 0 0 60 60
Near term... Fournier
short term... Barry
long term... Barry
fire weather... Fournier
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|KTNF1 - Keaton Beach, FL||67 mi||71 min||WNW 7 G 8.9||70°F||1015.2 hPa (-1.1)|
|SHPF1 - SHP - Shell Point, FL||77 mi||77 min||WNW 5.1 G 7||68°F||1014.8 hPa|
|FRDF1 - 8720030 - Fernandina Beach, FL||88 mi||41 min||W 2.9 G 5.1||66°F||70°F||1015.5 hPa|
Wind History for I-295 Bridge, St Johns River, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Valdosta Regional Airport, GA||9 mi||18 min||N 0||2.50 mi||Fog/Mist||59°F||57°F||96%||1015.9 hPa|
|Moody Air Force Base, GA||18 mi||13 min||WNW 4||10.00 mi||Fair||65°F||62°F||90%||1014.9 hPa|
Wind History from VLD (wind in knots)
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Wed -- 04:18 AM EDT 2.52 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:28 AM EDT Sunrise
Wed -- 08:42 AM EDT Moonrise
Wed -- 10:41 AM EDT 0.10 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:08 PM EDT 2.65 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:53 PM EDT Sunset
Wed -- 09:47 PM EDT Moonset
Wed -- 11:15 PM EDT -0.33 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wed -- 03:44 AM EDT 3.36 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:27 AM EDT Sunrise
Wed -- 08:41 AM EDT Moonrise
Wed -- 09:47 AM EDT 0.17 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:34 PM EDT 3.54 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:51 PM EDT Sunset
Wed -- 09:46 PM EDT Moonset
Wed -- 10:21 PM EDT -0.54 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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