Hourly Gulf Surf Report & 6-day West Florida Surf Forecast


Friday September 18 10:15 AM EDT
TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWENTY-TWO 1005 Mb
SLOW MOVING DEPRESSION FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY
LOCATED 245 MI...400 KM ENE OF TAMPICO MEXICO
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Surf & Beach Report Updated: 10:15 am

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Friday morning regional Gulf surf and beach report. We monitor the conditions with updates every fifteen minutes throughout the day. So keep checking in for the latest up to the minute observations. Tropical Depression Twenty-Two in the Gulf Of Mexico. Twenty-Two's barometric pressure is 1005 Millibars and maximum sustained wind is 35 mph. Surf is up at best spots. Triple play on the buoys as they all line up in our swell window with wave heights at 2.6 ft (42097), 3.0 ft (42098) and 3.0 ft (42099.) Dominant wave period at 6 seconds. Knee to thigh on right tides and at the right spots. Stay tuned. The Swellmachine's model based surf forecast is showing some small surf on Saturday and Sunday. Surfers keep checking back for the latest. Check out the 6-day Surf, Wind, Wave & Tide forecast. The Swellmachine's East Florida report currently posting Surf: Thigh to stomach high.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Air temperature at 84°. Water temperature at 84 °. Currently southwest winds 8 to 10 knots on Venice Beach; Incomming tide at 2.0 ↑ ft... Clearwater beach west winds 8 to 10 knots; Incomming tide 2.3 ↑ ft... Later on across the region North winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast after midnight . The UV Index is (8) very high today. Today's Sunset is at 7:30 pm. Last Light is at 7:54 pm. The moon phase is approximately New.

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+National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Twenty-Two and Hurricane Teddy . The Tropical Weather Outlook is additionally reporting on four areas with chances for development over the next five days. Chances are as follows; one high [70%] and three low [20% | 30% | 20%]. The Swellmachine's WX Page displays 29 of the latest updated storm and forecasting images. View the latest Spaghetti Models for Tropical Depression Twenty-Two and Hurricane Teddy ; also keep an eye on Invest 98L and Invest 99L. Take a look at the GFS modeling for the Western or Full Atlantic. Check out breaking Hurricane coverage Videos. View the Hurricane Hunters weather recon flight plans. The next storm name on deck is Wilfred. A total of 73 Hurricane season days ahead. Stay tuned as the Swellmachine lights up as the dedicated storm tracking system; posting Tropical updates all through November 30th with zero hype. Weather Enthusiast, Beachcombers, Surfers and Watermen make the Swellmachine the all-in-one spot to stay informed. This site is prepared for maximum uptime through any of Florida's power outages, flooding or wind damage. So hit us up on the mobile phone whenever the lights go down; We always make maximum effort to keep continuous reporting available.

The 2020 storm names are Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, Wilfred, Alpha, Beta and Gamma. Already 20 names crossed off the storm list. Counting down 1 names till the Greek Alphabet takes over naming storms.


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There are other places to surf. Check out the full Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands daily surf report. Check out our East Florida surf report and forecast. Also the Florida Panhandle daily report.

This site is always updated bringing visitors cutting-edge Twenty-Four hour a day coverage of Florida Gulf surf & beach conditions. Swellmachine website users are kept up to date. Even if they wake up well before the crack of dawn; no problem here. We got them covered. Hey; the latest update was at 10:15 am. Want to score the elusive Gulf surf & Increase enjoyment of local beaches? Stay tuned to the Swellmachine's report and Free 6-day West Florida surf forecast. Also check out the latest buoy and weather station observations on this page. Have a great day.

6-day Gulf Surf, Wind, Wave & Tide Forecast

In addition to up to the minute comprehensive reporting. Take a look into the future with the Swellmachine's free 6-day model based surf analysis and forecast. Breaking it down by counties; the following have their own local page. Check out the Saturday and Sunday forecast:

Marine Forecast

Updated by the NWS 356 AM EDT Fri Sep 18 2020
High pressure will build over the area as a weak cold front moves through. Southwest to west winds tonight will veer to northeast and increase to near advisory levels early next week. Showers and thunderstorms are possible through the weekend which could cause locally hazardous marine conditions. Source: FZUS52 KTBW NWS More



Scattered showers and thunderstorms

Florida Radar and Storm track

Venice Jetty (Inlet)

No current watches, warnings, and advisories for Coastal Sarasota (FLZ160) FL @ 10:14 AM
NWS Forecast below released on Friday 18th of September 2020 07:26 AM.

Today

Today Weather Image
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Heat index values as high as 101. West wind 7 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Tonight Weather Image
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

Saturday Weather Image
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 99. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Saturday Night Weather Image
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday

Sunday Weather Image
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Northeast wind 10 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Weather Forecast West Florida

SWFL Moon Phases & Name

09-23 9:56 PM First Quarter
10-01 5:06 PM Full Moon
10-09 8:41 PM Last Quarter
10-16 3:32 PM New Moon

The September Full Moon is also known as the Corn Full Moon.

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

09-18 8:27 AM Moonrise
09-18 8:45 PM Moonset
09-19 9:34 AM Moonrise
09-19 9:25 PM Moonset

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

Friday: 09-18

First Light6:52 am
Sunrise7:16 am
Sunset7:30 pm
Last Light7:54 pm

Saturday: 09-19

First Light6:53 am
Sunrise7:17 am
Sunset7:28 pm
Last Light7:53 pm

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

09-181:13 AM 1.91 ftHigh
09-187:27 AM 0.60 ftLow
09-181:31 PM 2.43 ftHigh
09-188:15 PM 0.67 ftLow
09-191:35 AM 2.06 ftHigh
09-198:19 AM 0.41 ftLow
09-192:27 PM 2.24 ftHigh
09-198:43 PM 0.93 ftLow

St. Petersburg Tides

09-183:15 AM 2.10 ftHigh
09-189:05 AM 0.66 ftLow
09-183:33 PM 2.67 ftHigh
09-189:53 PM 0.74 ftLow
09-193:37 AM 2.27 ftHigh
09-199:57 AM 0.45 ftLow
09-194:29 PM 2.46 ftHigh
09-1910:21 PM 1.02 ftLow

Captiva Island Tides

09-182:29 AM 1.91 ftHigh
09-188:45 AM 0.60 ftLow
09-182:47 PM 2.43 ftHigh
09-189:33 PM 0.67 ftLow
09-192:51 AM 2.06 ftHigh
09-199:37 AM 0.41 ftLow
09-193:43 PM 2.24 ftHigh
09-1910:01 PM 0.93 ftLow

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 09:00 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 276 ° W
Wave height: 2.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
Average Wave Period : 4.2 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
08:00 AM 3.06W
07:00 AM 3.36--
06:00 AM 3.37--
05:00 AM 3.37WNW
04:00 AM 3.37--
04:00 AM 3.67W

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 09:00 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 311 ° NW
Wave height: 2.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
Average Wave Period : 4.8 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
08:00 AM 3.36--
07:00 AM 3.36--
06:00 AM 3.66--
05:00 AM 3.96NW
04:00 AM 4.37--
04:00 AM 4.37NW

42097 Buoy

Pulley Ridge
Timestamp 09:00 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 315 ° NW
Wave height: 2.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
Average Wave Period : 5.0 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
08:00 AM 2.67--
07:00 AM 3.07NW
06:00 AM 3.07--
05:00 AM 3.07NW
04:00 AM 3.07--
03:00 AM 3.07--

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 08:00 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 272 ° W
Wave height: 2.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
Average Wave Period : 4.6 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
08:00 AM 2.66W
07:00 AM 3.06W
06:00 AM 3.06WNW
05:00 AM 3.36W
04:00 AM 3.66WNW
03:00 AM 3.66WNW


VENF1 Wind Station

Venice
Timestamp: 08:00 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 230 ° SW
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1011.7 mb
Air Temperature: 84 °f
Water Temperature: 84 °f
Dew Point: 79 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
08:00 AM 7.6 9.5 SW
07:00 AM 9.5 9.5 WSW
06:00 AM 9.5 9.5 WSW
05:00 AM 13.3 15.2 SW
05:00 AM 13.3 15.2 SW
04:00 AM 9.5 11.4 SW
02:00 AM 11.4 11.4 SW
02:00 AM 11.4 11.4 SW
01:00 AM 9.5 11.4 SW
12:00 AM 9.5 11.4 SW

CWBF1 Wind Station

Clearwater
Timestamp: 09:00 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 280 ° W
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1012.3 mb
Air Temperature: 82 °f
Water Temperature: 84 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
08:00 AM 7.6 9.5 W
07:00 AM 7.6 9.5 W
07:00 AM 7.6 9.5 W
05:00 AM 9.5 11.4 W
05:00 AM 11.4 11.4 W
04:00 AM 9.5 11.4 W
03:00 AM 11.4 11.4 W
02:00 AM 9.5 11.4 W
01:00 AM 9.5 9.5 W
12:00 AM 11.4 13.3 WSW

42013 C-10 Wind Station

Sarasota C-10
Timestamp: 08:00 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 300 ° WNW
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 11.4 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1012.1 mb
Air Temperature: 82 °f
Water Temperature: 85 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
08:00 AM 7.6 11.4 WNW
07:00 AM 11.4 13.3 WSW
06:00 AM 11.4 13.3 WSW
05:00 AM 9.5 13.3 W
04:00 AM 9.5 11.4 WSW
03:00 AM 9.5 11.4 W
02:00 AM 11.4 15.2 W
01:00 AM 11.4 15.2 W
12:00 AM 11.4 13.3 W
11:00 PM 9.5 13.3 W


Friday Sep 18 Ocean Model Data WW3

Covering West Central and South West Florida for one day.

West Central Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 7.6 5.7 5.7 7.6 7.6 5.7
Wind Dir WSW WSW WSW WSW W NW
Wave Ft 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.8
Wave Dir WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW NW
Period 5.89 5.71 5.54 5.37 5.19 5.03

South West Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 3.8 3.8 5.7 7.6 5.7 3.8
Wind Dir SW SSW SSW SW W WNW
Wave Ft 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7
Wave Dir WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW
Period 6.37 6.12 5.91 5.72 5.55 5.37

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