Cedar Key, FL Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Cedar Key, FL

April 17, 2024 6:27 PM EDT (22:27 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 7:01 AM   Sunset 7:58 PM
Moonrise 1:44 PM   Moonset 2:54 AM 
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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.

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Marine Forecasts
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GMZ870 Waters From Tarpon Springs To Suwannee River Fl Out 20 To 60 Nm- 247 Pm Edt Wed Apr 17 2024

Tonight - West winds around 5 knots, becoming east around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.

Thursday - Northeast winds around 5 knots, becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.

Thursday night - Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.

Friday - North winds around 5 knots, becoming west in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.

Friday night - West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.

Saturday - West winds around 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.

Saturday night - West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet in the evening, then 1 foot or less.

Sunday - South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.

Sunday night - Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.

Monday - West winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. A chance of showers with a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
winds and seas higher in and near Thunderstorms.

GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 247 Pm Edt Wed Apr 17 2024

Synopsis - High pressure in the atlantic will remain in place through the end of the week, providing warm and dry conditions across the coastal waters and favorable marine conditions. Winds shift to the west-southwest by the weekend as a cold front ahead of a cold front that is expected to arrive by Monday and bring the next chance of rain across the area, but no headlines are expected at this time.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Cedar Key, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tallahassee, FL
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FXUS62 KTAE 171941 AFDTAE

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tallahassee FL 341 PM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

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NEAR TERM
(Through Thursday)
Issued at 256 PM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Upper level flow becomes more zonal over the period due to deepening upper level trough over south central Canada develops flattening the upper level ridge over the Gulf. At the surface a weak boundary passes to our north allowing mid and high level clouds to continue filtering through the region tonight. This should hinder widespread fog development, but if there are any breaks in the clouds patchy fog will be possible across most of southeast AL and the FL counties. Any fog that does develop will be short lived and dissipate after sunrise. Outside of that, look for a mix of sun and clouds for Thursday with high temperatures rising into the mid 80s for much of the region, upper 70s to low 80s along the coast.

SHORT TERM
(Thursday night through Friday night)
Issued at 256 PM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Zonal flow continues through the end of the week as light west and southwest flow prevails through the period. The main forecast highlights through the end of the work week will be warming temperatures as we climb into the upper 80s and perhaps as warm as the low 90s in some locations on Friday. Temperatures in the 90s will likely near some records across the forecast area with the record high in Tallahassee being 92 degrees. No rain is expected during this period.

LONG TERM
(Saturday through Tuesday)
Issued at 256 PM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

The zonal flow continues into the weekend until a series of disturbances move through late Saturday and on Sunday/Monday.
These disturbances should bring temperatures back to more seasonable levels for early next week along with a return of some rain chances. Before the first disturbance moves in late Saturday afternoon/evening, we'll see another day of near-record temperatures. The record high for Tallahassee on Saturday is 93 and the current forecast high is 91, but some guidance does show the area possibly hitting that record high in the afternoon.
Temperatures will be slightly cooler, and in the upper 80s, across southeast Alabama where the influence of the first weak disturbance and associated cold front shower activity keeps temperatures down a little. This wave moves through overnight with much of the rain chances largely confined to our Alabama and Georgia counties. The second disturbance passes through Sunday afternoon and into the evening hours bringing more widespread chances for showers and possibly a few thunderstorms.

AVIATION
(18Z TAFS)
Issued at 113 PM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

A bit gusty this afternoon with some stations reporting 15 to 18kt gusts or so. Winds will decrease as we get closer to sunrise, with calm winds expected overnight. A few more models have come in with fog early Thu morning, so kept the 2SM restrictions at KDHN, KTLH, and KECP, and started hinting at the possibility for KVLD. Though confidence is lower for KVLD having visibility restrictions at this time. Fog that does develop should only stick around for a few hours, with VFR conditions returning by mid morning.



MARINE
Issued at 1014 AM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Offshore buoys were reporting SE winds 10-15 kts and 2-3-ft seas with a dominant period of up to 5 seconds late this morning.

From CWF Synopsis...Surface high pressure will keep our waters relatively calm through the forecast period with favorable boating conditions expected. On Sunday, a cold front will push through the area bringing rain and thunderstorms back into the forecast.
Southerly winds will prevail through the majority of the forecast period before becoming northerly following the passage of the front.

MARINE
Issued at 256 PM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Surface high pressure will allow winds to remain light to calm with no significant marine hazards expected through the next few days. Some light increases in winds are expected in the afternoons as a seabreeze develops. Next significant frontal system likely moves through late in the weekend which will bring northwesterly flow and possibly a brief period of cautionary conditions late in the weekend into early next week.

FIRE WEATHER
Issued at 256 PM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Elevated dispersions continue this afternoon, with more favorable dispersions returning for Thu and Fri.
High dispersions are expected for much of the region on Sat. Outside of that, dry conditions are forecast with minRH values over the next few days 40-60 percent range, with the higher values being found as you get closer to the coast and overnight recovery being excellent.
There's a slight chance that our southwest GA and southeast counties could see a few showers or thunderstorms, but wetting rain is not expected. Better chances for wetting rain arrives on Sunday when a front works its way through the region.

Fog Potential and Other Remarks...

There is medium confidence that patchy fog, which could be dense at times, could develop for the FL counties and most of SE AL. There is low confidence that patchy fog could develop in the southern tier of GA counties, Seminole to Lowndes.

HYDROLOGY
Issued at 256 PM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Dry conditions will prevail for the next few days before the next system moves into our area on Sunday. Less than a half of an inch of rainfall is expected to occur with this weekend system areawide.

The areal flood warning remains for Leon County for the areas of Capitola, Chaires, and Baum of northeast Tallahassee. County emergency management reports hazardous standing water and several roadways remain closed.

In addition to the Apalachicola, St Marks, Withlacoochee, Aucilla, and Ochlockonee rivers have generally crested and while they remain in flood, are now falling as water from last week's rains continues to move through the system. The Suwanee basin is now seeing water from upstream make its way into the basin and is now into flood at Rock Creek, Luraville, and Branford. Expect possible rises to continue down the Suwanee with additional points possibly reaching flood in the days ahead.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT

Spotter activation is not requested. However, spotters are always encouraged to safely report significant weather conditions when they occur by calling the office or tweeting us @NWSTallahassee.

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
Tallahassee 62 86 64 90 / 0 0 0 0 Panama City 65 80 66 82 / 0 10 0 0 Dothan 63 85 65 88 / 10 10 0 10 Albany 63 85 65 89 / 10 0 0 10 Valdosta 63 87 65 90 / 0 0 0 10 Cross City 61 87 61 87 / 0 0 0 0 Apalachicola 65 76 65 80 / 0 10 0 0

TAE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
FL...High Rip Current Risk through late Friday night for FLZ112.

GA...None.
AL...None.
GM...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
42036 - W. TAMPA 106NM West Northwest of Tampa, FL 43 mi47 min SSE 5.8G7.8 73°F 30.1070°F
CKYF1 49 mi57 min W 13G15 75°F 76°F30.08


Wind History for Cedar Key, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KCGC63 sm12 minW 11G1610 smClear77°F64°F65%30.09
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Tide / Current for Cedar Key, Way Key, Florida
   
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Cedar Key
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Wed -- 03:52 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:37 AM EDT     0.52 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:03 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 11:35 AM EDT     2.49 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:39 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:24 PM EDT     1.79 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:00 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:13 PM EDT     2.92 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Cedar Key, Way Key, Florida, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for Cedar Key, Way Key, Florida (2)
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Cedar Key
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Wed -- 03:52 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:49 AM EDT     0.60 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:03 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 11:48 AM EDT     2.53 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:39 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:43 PM EDT     2.01 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:00 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:38 PM EDT     2.56 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Cedar Key, Way Key, Florida (2), Tide feet
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