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Currently, it's 12:24 pm Wed Jun 29 2016 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Plug wyatt

Surfrider Dune Restoration Planting this Sunday

Dune restoration 

Sunday, June 1st at 10a.m.
Coastal Dunes just east of the Boardwalk
34th Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

RSVP for the event now, so that we can know how many people are showing up and how many supplies we need. Drinks and bagels will be provided. We will announce information about the afterparty later this week.

 

Click Here to RSVP Now!

For questions call: 305-798-1746 or email miami@surfrider.org

Forecast Pete

Upcoming Forecast

Fun swell we got this past week. Hope you got some.  Nice cleanup on Friday at certain spots.  Nothing epic but not too bad for spring. 

 Nothing too dramatic upcoming the next few weeks.  Alot of unseasonal West winds and winds picking up next Sunday for a possible Windchop event.  Long term wind forecasts have the winds picking up out the NE/E possible at 15/20 knts or more. This would last from Sunday into labor day.  What the heall , not much but at least we might be able to get wet in our own backyard for a change.  Enjoy

Plug tc

Save the Biscayne Nature Center from Budget Cuts

I got this in my inbox today. If you've never been, the Biscayne Nature Center is a truly special place in south Florida. It offers many city kids the oppurtunity to experience a natural coastal setting and learn about another world so close to home. Its really a great place and I urge you to lend them your voice if you can.

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Friends of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center:
Help us save the Biscayne Nature Center from threatened budget cuts! We need your voice.

We are asking for your immediate help at a critical time. We know that many of you have visited the Biscayne Nature Center on Key Biscayne and participated in our many programs from Seagrass Adventures to Fossil Reef Walks to Native Plant Restorations. You have helped us to keep Marjory's dream alive for a nature center by the sea that serves tens of
thousands of children and adults each year.

Due to budget cuts, the School Board is forced to find programs to slash, and the school program with Dade County teachers at the Biscayne Nature Center is one possibility. At a time when the threats to our marine environment have never been greater, we need to enhance student knowledge about coastal and marine ecology. Clearly, the BNC's marine science education program in one of the best in Florida and will become more important in the coming years.

Forecast Pete

Forecast for the week

After a marginal spring we are getting to the time of year when things slow down considerably.  Unfortunately things don't look good for the next week to 10 days. A small backround swell continues in Central/North fla thru the week.  The small local wavlets we have had around here die out as the winds decrease and go more Southerly.   Models show some potential from a low off the NE but it is mainly over land and looks like it will not get enough traction off the ocean to send us much. Still, that is a system to bear watching. Lets try to keep things on the positive side so King Neptune can reward us soon.  Enjoy

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Recent Observations
from: Wed 29 Jun 16 12:00 pm
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 20668 hours old
Wed 29 Jun 16 11:00 am
Wed 29 Jun 16 11:00 am
Wed 29 Jun 16 11:00 am
Wed 29 Jun 16 11:00 am
Wed 29 Jun 16 12:00 pm
Wind ----SW (220)
@ 7.8 kt
SW (210)
@ 17.6 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SE (150)
@ 9 kt
SE (130)
@ 5.1 kt
Atmp/SST ----81.3 F/83.3 F79.9 F/84 Fn/a F/84.4 Fn/a F/n/a F83.1 F/85.5 F
Significant Waves --------1 ft @ 9 sec----
Wind Waves ----1 ft @ 3.7 sec1.6 ft @ 3.8 sec1 ft @ 9.1 sec----
Swell ----1.6 ft @ 8.3 sec3 ft @ 9.1 sec0.3 ft @ 10.5 sec----
from: 1024 am edt wed jun 29 2016
Synopsis: ....mostly gentle southeast breezes expected through thursday as a ridge of high pressure remains anchored to the northeast of the area. wave heights generally around 2 feet or less all waters, but expect gusty winds and higher waves for brief periods near scattered thunderstorms. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of jun 28, 2016 at 1200 utc... 13 nautical miles east of fowey rocks. 19 nautical miles east of port everglades. 16 nautical miles east of lake worth. 21 nautical miles east of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( rest of today tonight thursday thursday night
windsouth southeast 5 to 10 knotssouth southeast 5 to 10 knotssouth southeast 5 to 10 knotssouth southeast 10 to 15 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Wednesday June 29, 2016 12:05 pm
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:14 am
WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
created: Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:35 am
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WW3 Periods
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave period forecast
created: Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:36 am
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Tides

Miami Tides
Tides at Miami - Click graph for other locations