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Currently, it's 4:53 am Sat Feb 24 2018 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Forecast Pete

Friday and weekend forecast

Winds still cranking this morning 25 knts out of a more favorable E to near SE direction      (110 degrees).  Down South a bit in the lower keys the winds are already turning more SE (120  130 deg) and holding at 25 knts. This bodes well for us as traction sets up for us in the Fla straights and brings us SE  windchop/windswell combo.  Complicated weather pattern with the slow moving warm front and Low pressure in the Gulf (getting some rotation action going).  The winds will be a little slow to turn Southerly around here. Good thing is that the winds do drop to 10-15 this evening setting up for some sort of a cleanup. Tomorrow will drop considerably but should serve up some nice clean longboardable (maybe shortboardable) lines in the knee maybe waist high range.  Up coast will probably be pretty good at some point . Winds will be Southerly Early with maybe a tad Southwest turning SW then W and then NW thru the day but light (5-10 knts).  What kind of swell will be groomed by this this wind ? well that gets a little more complicated. We have SE residual windswell from Friday and more importantly an East fetch bringing in 4-5ft 8 to 9 sec windswell (more reliable). If these two meet are of similar heights we could be in for nice wedging peaks. 

Keep in mind this is mainly a Sat event with the winds turning North and waves dropping on Sun. 

Further out we see a decent NE swell starting next Friday  . Too early to tell what kind of conditions that will bring us but hopefully cleaner than what we have had of late. Enjoy

Forecast Pete

Forecast for the rest of the week

Diminishing NE swell combined with local WC this evening. New round of E/SE wind increase and ridables.  NWS has finally caught up to the models predicting 20-25 knt E to SE winds starting tomorrow.   Turning S and dropping winds Friday. Safe to say we should get Waist + down here at least thru Fri.  SW winds slated for Sat so a drive up the road may be in order .  Hopefully it will be enough time to clean up the varied directions.(NE, SE etc)  could be in for fun peaky surf.   No stopping the Political posts .  Just gotta sift thru the posts  and find the ones you need or want.  One thing fer shure is - It's entertaining as hell.  Enjoy

 BTW  Upcoming Surfrider events concerning Beach cleanup and putting the trash away. We all need to educate the public. I'm sick and tired of seeing trash on our beaches (and everywhere else for that matter).  Respect your Beach.  I'm def in on this and hope many of you will join us in our forthcoming efforts.

Forecast Pete

Surf forecast

NE swell arriving right on schedule. Bouys hitting 7-8 ft at 1213 sec. Should hold thru Wed am . Wins are N/NE up the road close to 18 knts ave and more Easterly down here.  Best bet is up the road where you can catch bumped up wind and ground swell Palm Beaches North (may reach down to the Boca/Broward area). Unlikely to reach down here as the initial fetch of North winds on the models never really materialized.  Further out we will have a short wind increase Thurs/Fri out of the East (poss 20 kts +) and another round of NE wind/groundswell possible starting next Sunday.  And lets keep this thread more surf related kiddies, you can always hit up the other threads for political bashing.  Enjoy

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Recent Observations
from: Sat 24 Feb 18 04:00 am
Spot st. augustine
(41012)
canaveral
(41009)
canaveral east
(41010)
ft. pierce
(41114)
lake worth
(lkwf1)
fowey rocks
(fwyf1)
Time
Wed 19 Feb 14 07:00 am
Observation is 35181 hours old
Sat 24 Feb 18 04:00 am
Tue 10 Oct 17 10:00 pm
Observation is 3271 hours old
Sat 24 Feb 18 04:00 am
Sat 24 Feb 18 04:00 am
Sat 24 Feb 18 04:00 am
Wind ----SE (120)
@ 11.8 kt
----n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
E (100)
@ 18.2 kt
E (90)
@ 18.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----74.1 F/73.6 F----n/a F/74.3 F74.7 F/76.3 F75 F/75.9 F
Significant Waves ----------4.6 ft @ 14 sec----
Wind Waves ----2.6 ft @ 5 sec----3.9 ft @ 5.9 sec----
Swell ----4.9 ft @ 9.1 sec----2 ft @ 14.3 sec----
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Synopsis: ....high pressure over the eastern u.s. and western atlantic will combine with low pressure over the western caribbean to bring moderate to occasionally fresh east to southeast breezes to the area along with scattered showers and a isolated thunderstorms. tropical storm nate will pass west of the area saturday, bringing fresh southeast winds to the offshore gulf waters. seas will exhibit a moderate chop with significant wave heights generally remaining at or below 6 feet. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream is unavailable at this time.
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Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
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Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
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WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
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WW3 Periods
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Tides

Miami Tides
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