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West Palm Beach, FL

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Sunrise 7:07AMSunset 5:56PM Saturday January 23, 2021 12:53 PM EST (17:53 UTC) Moonrise 1:41PMMoonset 2:40AM Illumination 78% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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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AMZ650 Coastal Waters From Jupiter Inlet To Deerfield Beach Fl Out 20 Nm- Waters From Jupiter Inlet To Deerfield Beach Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- 906 Am Est Sat Jan 23 2021
Today..West northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Tonight..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Sunday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers.
Sunday night..East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Monday through Tuesday..South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Tuesday night and Wednesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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- 906 Am Est Sat Jan 23 2021
Synopsis..High pressure over the local waters today will give way to a cold front which will move over the atlantic waters mainly to the east of the local waters late tonight and Sunday. NEw high pressure will then build back into the area Monday through the middle of next week.
Gulf stream hazards..None. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of jan 23, 2021 at 1200 utc... 14 nautical miles southeast of fowey rocks. 21 nautical miles east southeast of port everglades. 12 nautical miles east southeast of lake worth. 21 nautical miles east southeast of jupiter inlet. This data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near West Palm Beach, FL
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Area Discussion for - Miami-South Florida, FL
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FXUS62 KMFL 231739 AFDMFL

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Miami FL 1239 PM EST Sat Jan 23 2021

AVIATION(18Z TAFS).

Dry/VFR through early this evening. Sub-VFR conditions possible in fog between ~09 and 14z, with the greatest chances over the interior and Gulf Coast regions. Light northerly winds should turn more E-NE later this afternoon before becoming light and variable tonight.

PREV DISCUSSION. (Issued 836 AM EST Sat Jan 23 2021)

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Fog is beginning to dissipate although an area of greater coverage should persist a little longer over much of Palm Beach County. Therefore will keep the Dense Fog Advisory in place through the top of the hour allowing time for conditions to gradually improve. Otherwise look for generally quiet weather today as a weak cold front remains north of our area with high pressure in control. No meaningful changes are needed to the going forecast which is in good shape.

PREV DISCUSSION . (Issued 646 AM EST Sat Jan 23 2021)

AVIATION(12Z TAFS) .

Areas of IFR/LIFR fog/stratus should persist through 13-14z before dissipating. The more steady lower visibility values are generally over inland areas and the Gulf coast, and across Palm Beach County. These lower values may make it to some of the other eastern terminals before sunrise as the fog/stratus drifts slowly southeast. Immediate concerns are PBI/FXE/TMB/OPF where lower visibility values exist. Some potential these lower values could reach FLL before/around sunrise but confidence is low so only included at 1/2 SM TEMPO there for the moment. MIA may escape with only some BR based on the current trends but will keep an eye out for possible amendments there. Fog should dissipate around 13-14z with VFR thereafter through early this evening. Fog development is again possible late tonight beginning around 09-10z.

PREV DISCUSSION . (Issued 341 AM EST Sat Jan 23 2021)

SHORT TERM (Today through Sunday) .

Surface high pressure will remain situated over South Florida today as a cold front over North Florida moves slowly southward. Light wind, clear skies, and slight warm air advection above the surface are contributing to the development of fog over a good portion of South Florida early this morning. The fog will linger through daybreak, and be locally dense over portions of the Everglades and inland SW Florida. Some of this fog could also affect parts of metro SE Florida although it will be patchy in these areas. The fog should burn off around 9 AM, leading to another day of plentiful sunshine and temperatures approaching or reaching 80F. Gulf coast areas will be slightly cooler this afternoon as a seabreeze from near shore sea surface temperatures in the lower to mid 60s moves inland and should keep air temperatures in the lower to mid 70s at the Gulf beaches.

The cold front will continue to sag southward tonight, but a building mid-level high pressure area from the NW Caribbean to the SE Gulf of Mexico will help shunt the main push behind the front off to our east over the Atlantic. This is also evidenced by the continental high pressure being centered east of Florida's longitude over the eastern United States and western Atlantic. Therefore, we do not expect any significant impacts from the front, and sensible weather effects tonight and Sunday will be primarily from a slight increase in cloudiness area-wide as well as a few showers over northern Palm Beach County and the adjacent Atlantic waters in closest proximity to the front. Areas of fog are again possible tonight, although the increasing clouds raise the uncertainty level as far as coverage and depth of the fog is concerned. With the front remaining to our east, the gradual warming trend will continue, and lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s tonight will lead to highs on Sunday ranging from the mid to upper 70s near the coasts and around Lake Okeechobee to the lower 80s over the interior.

LONG TERM (Sunday Night through Friday) .

Generally benign weather conditions across South Florida throughout the extended forecast period, with a mean upper-trough initially located over the western CONUS and broad anticyclonic flow extending downstream across the eastern two-thirds of the CONUS. By mid- week, the upper-trough will translate eastward in association with a progressive mid-level cyclonic perturbation -- supporting surface cyclogenesis over the eastern seaboard and the eventual passage of a cold front through South Florida.

Sunday Night through Wednesday:

A low/mid-level ridge and surface high will be centered over the western Atlantic waters, with west-southwesterly flow aloft. This will support persistent weak positive theta-e advection across South Florida -- leading to a period of above average temperatures. Maximum temperatures should reach the lower 80s on Monday, eventually climbing into the lower/middle 80s area-wide on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Rain chances will remain generally low owing to enhanced dry/stable conditions aloft and minimal forcing for ascent. We will need to monitor fog potential during this time-frame, especially across inland/SW Florida and the Gulf coastal waters -- where persistent boundary layer moisture will interact with the cool Gulf waters.

Thursday and Friday:

By early Thursday, the previously mentioned upper-trough will be evolving eastward across the Ohio Valley -- supporting surface cyclogenesis over the mid-Atlantic states. As the surface low deepens, a trailing cold front will move through South Florida on Thursday, with a band of shallow frontal precipitation moving through the area during the day. Lingering dry/stable conditions aloft will greatly limit the depth and coverage of showers with this cold front. There are some notable differences amongst the global model solutions regarding the frontal passage -- particularly regarding the wind direction behind the front. This will have substantial implications on the minimum temperature forecasts for Friday and Saturday mornings -- though a consensus of models suggest that cold air advection will allow minimum temperatures to fall into the lower 50s to lower 60s each morning. We will continue to monitor trends and adjust these minimum temperatures accordingly.

AVIATION(06Z TAFS) .

MVFR and occasional IFR expected in fog/low ceilings over inland and western sections of South Florida, mainly affecting TMB and APF terminals through 14z. Some of these conditions could affect some of the larger east coast airports during the 08z-14z time frame, but much less certainly on this and therefore not included in forecast for now. After 14z, VFR conditions to prevail with westerly wind becoming NE-E 10 kt or less east coast by 18z.

MARINE .

Conditions will be rather benign over the local waters through the middle of next week. The highest wind and seas are expected Sunday night and Monday over the Atlantic waters when SE wind could approach 20 knots along with a northeast swell combining to produce seas of 4-5 ft. Otherwise, winds should remain 15 knots or less and seas less than 4 feet as high pressure dominates the weather pattern through the middle of next week.

BEACHES .

The rip current risk is expected to remain on the low side this weekend, but increase to moderate to perhaps high levels Monday and Tuesday along the Atlantic beaches as SE winds increase along with a long period northeast swell.

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Miami 64 80 67 81 / 0 10 0 0 West Kendall 62 81 65 81 / 0 0 0 0 Opa-Locka 62 79 65 81 / 0 10 0 0 Homestead 62 79 66 81 / 0 0 0 0 Fort Lauderdale 64 80 67 81 / 0 10 0 0 N Ft Lauderdale 64 79 66 80 / 10 10 0 0 Pembroke Pines 63 81 66 81 / 0 10 0 0 West Palm Beach 64 78 65 80 / 10 20 0 0 Boca Raton 64 79 66 81 / 10 10 0 0 Naples 61 78 62 78 / 0 0 0 0

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

Update/Aviation . SPM Today through Sunday and Marine . Molleda Sunday Night through Friday . Weinman

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Weather Reporting Stations
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LKWF1 - 8722670 - Lake Worth, FL 9 mi66 min NNW 5.1 G 7 72°F 74°F1018.3 hPa63°F
PEGF1 45 mi72 min NNW 7 G 8.9 75°F 1019.3 hPa
SPGF1 - Settlement Point, GBI 59 mi54 min NW 8.9 G 11 72°F 1019.2 hPa (+0.6)

Wind History for Lake Worth Pier, FL
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Airport Reports
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West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport, FL4 mi61 minNW 810.00 miFair73°F63°F71%1019.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Palm Beach, Florida
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Palm Beach
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Sat -- 02:39 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:19 AM EST     2.27 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:08 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:31 AM EST     0.63 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 01:40 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:13 PM EST     2.14 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:55 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 10:47 PM EST     0.04 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for West Palm Beach Canal, Florida (2)
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West Palm Beach Canal
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Sat -- 02:39 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 05:19 AM EST     2.08 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:08 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 11:49 AM EST     0.59 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 01:40 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 05:13 PM EST     1.97 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:55 PM EST     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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