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Dania Beach, FL

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Sunrise 6:53AMSunset 5:30PM Saturday December 7, 2019 4:12 PM EST (21:12 UTC) Moonrise 2:43PMMoonset 2:35AM Illumination 83% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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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AMZ651 Expires:201912080915;;003581 Fzus52 Kmfl 072042 Cwfmfl Coastal Waters Forecast For South Florida National Weather Service Miami Fl 342 Pm Est Sat Dec 7 2019 Atlantic Coastal Waters From Jupiter Inlet To Ocean Reef Out To 60 Nm And Gulf Coastal Waters From East Cape Sable To Chokoloskee Out 20 Nm And Chokoloskee To Bonita Beach Out 60 Nm...including The Waters Of Biscayne Bay And Lake Okeechobee. Seas Are Provided As A Range Of The Average Height Of The Highest 1/3 Of The Waves...along With The Occasional Height Of The Average Highest 10 Percent Of The Waves. Amz650-651-670-671-080915- Coastal Waters From Jupiter Inlet To Deerfield Beach Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Deerfield Beach To Ocean Reef Fl Out 20 Nm- Waters From Jupiter Inlet To Deerfield Beach Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- Waters From Deerfield Beach To Ocean Reef Fl From 20 To 60 Nm Excluding The Territorial Waters Of Bahamas- 342 Pm Est Sat Dec 7 2019
Tonight..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Sunday..East northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Sunday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to east 10 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the gulf stream. Period 3 seconds increasing to 8 seconds after midnight. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Monday..East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Monday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to southeast 10 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Tuesday..East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to southeast 10 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
Wednesday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to east southeast 5 to 10 knots in the gulf stream. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers.
Wednesday night..East winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers.
Thursday..East winds 10 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Chance of showers.
AMZ600 Synopsis For Jupiter Inlet To Ocean Reef Fl Out To 60 Nm And For East Cape Sable To Bonita Beach Fl Out To 60 Nm- 342 Pm Est Sat Dec 7 2019
Synopsis..North winds will continue to turn more easterly and occasionally become breezy through the weekend over the south florida waters. Seas will mainly be 2 feet or less, with only isolated sprinkles possible over the palm beach and broward county coastal waters for late tonight into Sunday morning. During early to middle parts of next week, the approach of a weather system from the west will correspond to a gradual increase in east to southeast winds. By the middle of next week, deteriorating marine conditions could materialize as winds and waves increase, while shower activity also has the potential to increase.
Gulf stream hazards..None the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of dec 07, 2019 at 1200 utc... 9 nautical miles east of fowey rocks. 17 nautical miles east of port everglades. 15 nautical miles east northeast of lake worth. 17 nautical miles east southeast of jupiter inlet. This data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Dania Beach, FL
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Area Discussion for - Miami-South Florida, FL
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FXUS62 KMFL 072028 AFDMFL

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Miami FL 328 PM EST Sat Dec 7 2019

Short Term.

Tonight through Sunday night .

Visible satellite loops indicate a well-defined cumulus-cloud line -- delineating an axis of convergence -- trailing south of a weak frontal wave located about 100 miles east of the east-central FL coast. The very modest theta-e contrast across this boundary highlights its characteristically weak baroclinicity, and this feature will undergo additional frontolysis through tonight.

The continued eastward elongation of surface ridging off the Mid- Atlantic coast -- beneath of a zone of broad differential anticyclonic vorticity advection aloft -- will correspond to low- level flow turning more easterly across the aforementioned boundary tonight. This will allow the boundary to edge toward the South Florida coast while becoming even more diffuse through late tonight. The combination of (1) subtle boundary-related ascent, (2) frictional convergence along the Atlantic coast associated with the increasing east-wind component, and (3) meager isentropic ascent, could support a few sprinkles late tonight into Sunday morning. Such activity should principally be confined to coastal and metro Palm Beach and perhaps Broward Counties, where the coastline shape maximizes the frictional convergence. The shallow/marginal nature of upward motion, and limited supply of moisture, preclude confidence in measurable precipitation.

Elsewhere, dry conditions are expected tonight, with low temperatures forecast to range from the middle 50s across western sections of interior South Florida to the 60s elsewhere. Nocturnal decoupling could yield a non-zero fog risk, especially over interior sections. However, the potential for clouds emanating from a persistent area of predominantly shallow convection over the eastern/middle Gulf could mute nocturnal radiational cooling -- limiting confidence in fog development.

Then for Sunday, diurnally increasing vertical mixing over inland areas will encourage the suppression of east-coast-vicinity convergence, while low-level flow becomes predominantly easterly across the forecast area -- resulting in cessation of the potential for sprinkles by mid/late morning. With generally partly cloudy skies expected through the day, high temperatures on Sunday are forecast to be around to a degree or two above those of today/Saturday -- i.e., in the upper 70s to lower 80s on Sunday. Then for Sunday night, decreasing winds will accompany nocturnal decoupling amid a weak surface pressure gradient, with overnight low temperatures forecast to mostly be in the 60s. While fog cannot be ruled out, the potential for clouds, and the lack of more appreciable moisture return into an antecedently cool air mass, render limited predictability in the potential for fog.

Long Term.

Monday through Friday .

High pressure will remain in control of the weather across South Florida during the early portion of the week. A southeasterly wind flow will continue during this time frame as well. This will allow for warm pattern across the region as afternoon high temperatures will range from the lower 80s across across the east coast metro areas to the mid to upper 80s across the southwestern interior sections.

As the middle of the week approaches, both of the GFS and the ECMWF continue to show a mid level trough pushing across the eastern portion of the country. An area of low pressure in the northern Atlantic will have a cold front dragging south southwestward along with it. The latest computer model guidance shows this front getting into Northern Florida by Wednesday and then moving southeastward on Thursday. Winds during this time frame will remain out of the east southeast which will help to bring more moisture into the region as well. Chances of showers will start to increase beginning on Wednesday. An area of high pressure will be building into the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, which will allow for an east northeast wind flow across South Florida along with an increase in speed moving into Thursday. With the breezy easterly flow in place, this will allow for the chance of showers remaining across the region through the end of the week.

Marine.

North winds will continue to turn more easterly and occasionally become breezy through the weekend over the South Florida waters. Seas will mainly be 2 feet or less, with only isolated sprinkles possible over the Palm Beach and Broward County coastal waters for late tonight into Sunday morning. During early to middle parts of next week, the approach of a weather system from the west will correspond to a gradual increase in east to southeast winds. By the middle of next week, deteriorating marine conditions could materialize as winds and waves increase, while shower activity also has the potential to increase.

Aviation.

Generally VFR conditions are expected through Sunday, with light winds gradually turning from primarily northerly to easterly. A few sprinkles cannot be ruled out in the vicinity of coastal Palm Beach and Broward Counties late tonight into Sunday morning, though confidence is very low in any related impacts at the TAF sites.

Beach Forecast.

Aside from the potential for a few sprinkles over the Palm Beach and Broward County beaches late tonight into Sunday morning, dry conditions are expected through the remainder of this weekend. For early to middle parts of next week, increasing onshore flow could foster an increasing elevated rip-current risk. Shower chances will also increase during the mid-week time frame.

Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs. West Palm Beach 65 78 67 81 / 10 10 10 10 Fort Lauderdale 67 78 69 80 / 10 10 10 10 Miami 65 79 68 81 / 10 10 10 10 Naples 60 79 63 81 / 0 10 0 0

MFL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. FL . None. AM . None. GM . None.

Marine . 90/Cohen Aviation . 90/Cohen Beach Forecast . 90/Cohen Short Term . 90/Cohen Long Term . 55/CWC


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PEGF1 0 mi67 min E 8 G 11 77°F 1018.9 hPa
VAKF1 - 8723214 - Virginia Key, FL 25 mi67 min E 4.1 G 5.1 75°F 75°F1018.5 hPa
FWYF1 - Fowey Rocks, FL 35 mi73 min NE 4.1 G 5.1 74°F 78°F1019 hPa (-1.9)
LKWF1 - 8722670 - Lake Worth, FL 36 mi55 min NE 7 G 8.9 75°F 78°F1020.3 hPa

Wind History for Virginia Key, FL
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Airport Reports
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Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, FL2 mi80 minENE 710.00 miPartly Cloudy78°F57°F50%1018.4 hPa
Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, FL8 mi80 minE 910.00 miFair78°F55°F47%1018.8 hPa
Hollywood, North Perry Airport, FL9 mi80 minE 710.00 miFair80°F55°F44%1019 hPa
Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach Airpark, FL11 mi80 minE 99.00 miFair78°F57°F50%1018.8 hPa
Miami, Opa Locka Airport, FL15 mi80 minVar 410.00 miFair81°F55°F42%1018.8 hPa
Miami, Miami International Airport, FL20 mi80 minESE 810.00 miA Few Clouds80°F57°F45%1018.6 hPa
Boca Raton, Boca Raton Airport, FL20 mi82 minE 710.00 miFair79°F59°F51%1019 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KFLL

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Everglades, Turning Basin, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Port Everglades
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Sat -- 02:35 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:26 AM EST     2.65 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:54 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:29 AM EST     0.82 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 02:42 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:32 PM EST     2.66 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:28 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 10:49 PM EST     0.45 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Miami Harbor Entrance, Florida Current
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Miami Harbor Entrance
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Sat -- 02:35 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 03:21 AM EST     1.55 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:02 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:54 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:59 AM EST     -1.04 knots Max Ebb
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Sat -- 03:39 PM EST     1.37 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:29 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 06:07 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:09 PM EST     -1.17 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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