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Cedar Key, FL

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Sunrise 7:10AMSunset 7:53PM Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:27 PM EDT (17:27 UTC) Moonrise 7:52PMMoonset 6:52AM Illumination 99% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 16 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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GMZ870 Waters From Tarpon Springs To Suwannee River Fl Out 20 To 60 Nm- 1028 Am Edt Wed Apr 8 2020
This afternoon..West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Tonight..Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Thursday..West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Thursday night..West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Friday..North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. A chance of showers. A slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Friday night..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Saturday..East winds around 15 knots then becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming south and increasing to around 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Sunday..South winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 1028 Am Edt Wed Apr 8 2020
Synopsis..Westerly winds will continue through Thursday with high pressure to the south. Unsettled weather will return by Friday as a weakening cold front moves south across the area. This front will bring northerly winds and a slight chance for showers. There is the potential for stronger southeast to south winds to arrive towards the end of the weekend and into early next week as a stronger system works its way through the southeastern us.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Cedar Key city, FL
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FXUS62 KTAE 081242 AFDTAE

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tallahassee FL 842 AM EDT Wed Apr 8 2020

UPDATE.

Minor upward adjustments to temperatures and dew points through early afternoon. The remainder of the forecast remains on track.

PREV DISCUSSION [653 AM EDT].

NEAR TERM [Through Tonight].

Flow aloft will become increasingly zonal through today as a shortwave moves through the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, amplifying the northern stream trough. At the surface, we'll remain on the northern or northwestern edge of high pressure, resulting in southwesterly flow veering westerly through the day.

As flow veers, a theta-e rich airmass will advect east into the region this afternoon, coinciding with max diurnal destabilization. Expect to see showers and thunderstorms develop along the leading edge of this gradient in a scattered nature today. With 40 to 50 kts of deep layer shear available in the westerly flow regime aloft, expect the potential for some isolated storm organization. The main threat would be damaging straight line wind gusts, and possibly some small hail.

There are some models that would like to bring a loosely organized MCS into our AL and GA counties this evening, but there are mixed signals on this and a high level of uncertainty at this time. Tis the time of year where we should be looking upstream for MCS development however. Just be aware that there could be another round of showers and storms later tonight.

SHORT TERM [Thursday through Friday].

A cold front will push just south of our CWA by Thursday night and stall with the mid to upper level flow across the Gulf coastal region becoming zonal. There will be a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm on Thursday ahead of the front. Meanwhile, an upper level disturbance will ride eastward from Texas into our FA Thursday night/Friday bringing extensive cloudiness and chances for mostly light rain. The best chances for rain (30-40%) will be over the Florida zones and adjacent coastal waters. In the wake of the front on Friday, temperatures will be noticeably cooler. Highs Thursday will range from the upper 80s to around 90 cooling into the lower to mid 70s on Friday. Lows Thursday night will be in the upper 50s to around 60.

LONG TERM [Friday Night Through Wednesday].

Friday night through Sunday night - In the wake of the upper disturbance and with the front south of our area, expect cool and dry conditions Friday night with lows dropping into the upper 40s to lower 50s. An upper low will be damping out as it translates east- northeastward from southern Arizona to eastern OK by 12z Sunday. This feature will open up and become absorbed in the mean flow as it it rapidly lifts northeast toward the Great Lakes Sunday night. At the surface, the stalled front will lift north as a warm front across our area bringing rain and possibly thunderstorms with Saturday/Saturday night in response to shortwave ridging. This will be followed by the approach and passage of a cold front Sunday/Sunday night where we will see better chances for showers and thunderstorms. Global models are similar with surface and upper level features but the GFS solution is about 6 hours faster in bringing the cold front into our CWA. This system continues to have the potential to bring a chance for severe weather along with widespread heavy rains.

Monday through Wednesday - Lingering showers possible Monday through Wednesday if the EURO solution verifies showing a slower moving cold front possibly stalling over or just east of our easternmost zones.

AVIATION. [Through 12Z Thursday]

IFR ceilings are widespread this morning and will gradually lift to MVFR and scatter through mid-morning/early afternoon. Scattered showers and storms are expected today, especially possible at DHN, ABY, and VLD. Outside of storms, VFR should prevail from the afternoon into at least the first part of the night.

MARINE.

Winds will generally be around 10 to 15 knots from the west southwest until a front moves through Thursday night, shifting winds to become offshore Friday through Friday night. Winds become southerly over the weekend as a strong cold front approaches. Winds and seas may elevate to advisory levels on Sunday.

FIRE WEATHER.

Red Flag conditions are not expected over the next several days. Scattered showers and storms are expected across the region today. Although coverage of storms will be less tomorrow, dispersion indices are forecast to be high across portions of AL and GA.

HYDROLOGY.

A few weak systems will bring less than half an inch of rain to the area by Saturday, with no flooding concerns. After that, a strong cold front will move through this weekend with some guidance showing 4-5 inches of rain in varying parts of the region. Depending where this falls and how fast, there could be some flash flooding and river flooding issues this weekend and into the new work week.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT.

Spotter activation is not requested. However, spotters are always encouraged to safely report significant weather conditions when they occur (while following all local, state, and CDC guidelines) by calling the office or tweeting us @NWSTallahassee.

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS.

Tallahassee 86 69 91 59 74 / 20 10 20 30 40 Panama City 79 71 82 60 73 / 20 20 10 30 30 Dothan 84 68 86 57 73 / 40 30 20 20 10 Albany 84 68 88 58 72 / 60 50 20 20 10 Valdosta 85 69 89 59 72 / 40 40 20 30 20 Cross City 83 70 86 61 73 / 10 30 10 20 30 Apalachicola 79 71 81 61 70 / 10 10 10 30 30

TAE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. FL . None. GA . None. AL . None. GM . None.

UPDATE . LF NEAR TERM . Harrigan SHORT TERM . Barry LONG TERM . Barry AVIATION . Harrigan MARINE . Barry FIRE WEATHER . Harrigan HYDROLOGY . LN


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
42036 - W. TAMPA 106NM West Northwest of Tampa, FL 43 mi38 min WSW 5.8 G 5.8 75°F 1016.4 hPa72°F
CDRF1 - Cedar Key, FL 50 mi88 min W 11 G 14 76°F 1016.1 hPa (+0.7)71°F

Wind History for Cedar Key, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, FL69 mi35 minWNW 1010.00 miFair85°F66°F55%1015.6 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KBKV

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Tide / Current Tables for Cedar Key, Way Key, Florida
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Cedar Key
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Wed -- 02:50 AM EDT     3.94 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:13 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:48 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 09:02 AM EDT     0.07 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:51 PM EDT     3.88 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:54 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:49 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 09:26 PM EDT     -0.62 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.13.13.83.93.62.921.10.40.10.31.12.133.73.93.62.81.90.8-0-0.6-0.50.1

Tide / Current Tables for Suwannee River entrance, Florida
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Suwannee River entrance
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Wed -- 02:46 AM EDT     3.57 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:13 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:49 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 08:56 AM EDT     0.24 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:47 PM EDT     3.62 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:55 PM EDT     Sunset
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Wed -- 09:28 PM EDT     -0.62 feet Low Tide
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