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Currently, it's 1:09 am Wed May 25 2016 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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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

Forecast wyatt

NO WAVES EVER

The Bush /Cheney years have finally caught up with us. Not only do we have close to $4 per gallon (a good thing) but now we have food riots in third world areas, food rationing here in the US, an economic recession, mortgage foreclosures tornados, fires and mudslides somewhere and NO WAVES!

Forecast Pete

Forecast for the week

At least we are in the pattern of ridables as of late.  Some interesting patterns coming up. First we get a short shot of SE windchop on Monday. Models are iffy on the fetch so it still remains to be seen if it pans out. We need at least 15 knts and 110 deg wind to allow traction on the Fla straits to give us those fun SE ridables that we usually get this time of year. Some of you have noticed the past few years we sometimes get light local winds with very fun SE windswell as the winds are stornger down the straights. This one has the possibility of that setup but it will be short lived as a weak front comes down early in the week and changes the wind patterns. Up the road offers up weak NE swell also starting tomorrow and the stronger NE swell now purported to arrive sometime Tuesday (barring the decay effect). There is a possibility of the swell being greeted by SW-NW winds somewhere upcoast as the front approaches but the timing of that is the wildcard. By Wed  the winds turn North and pick up chopping things out but also giving us a short shot of N/NE windchop.  Way further out  (like next weekend) a pattern of increasing E/SE winds comes up and gives us a decent chance of bread and butter windchop down here. Overall a decent pattern to keep us happy before the flat season arrives.  Enjoy Laughing

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Recent Observations
from: Wed 25 May 16 12:00 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 19817 hours old
Wed 25 May 16 12:00 am
Wed 25 May 16 12:00 am
Wed 25 May 16 12:00 am
Wed 25 May 16 12:00 am
Wed 25 May 16 12:00 am
Wind ----E (110)
@ 13.7 kt
E (80)
@ 9.8 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SE (120)
@ 15.1 kt
E (100)
@ 18.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----78.8 F/79.9 F77 F/77.9 Fn/a F/79.5 F80.2 F/81.1 F81.5 F/83.1 F
Significant Waves --------3.3 ft @ 5 sec----
Wind Waves ----3 ft @ 4.3 sec1.3 ft @ 2.9 sec3.3 ft @ 4.8 sec----
Swell ----1.6 ft @ 9.1 sec3 ft @ 9.1 sec0.3 ft @ 10.5 sec----
from: 830 pm edt tue may 24 2016
Synopsis: .... a ridge of high pressure will remain over the southeastern united states tonight into wednesday before weakening late this week. at the same time...a mid to upper level low should develop just east of south florida and move back over the peninsula of florida. this will allow for somewhat drier conditions on wednesday before showers and thunderstorms return to the area for late this week. .gulf stream hazards...elevated winds and seas may create hazardous conditions overnight for small craft. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of may 21, 2016 at 1200 utc... 21 nautical miles east southeast of fowey rocks. 30 nautical miles east of port everglades. 19 nautical miles east of lake worth. 18 nautical miles east northeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( rest of tonight wednesday wednesday night thursday
windeast 10 to 15 knotseast northeast 15 to 20 knotseast northeast 15 to 20 knotseast northeast around 15 knots
seas 2 to 4 ft 3 to 5 ft 2 to 4 ft 3 to 5 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Wednesday May 25, 2016 01:05 am
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Wednesday May 25, 2016 01:02 am
WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
created: Tuesday May 24, 2016 07:35 pm
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WW3 Periods
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave period forecast
created: Tuesday May 24, 2016 07:36 pm
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Tides

Miami Tides
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