BRADENTON – June 21 marks the first official day of summer, but all the signs of summer are already here. The Gulf temperature is on the rise and fishing has never been better. A weak disturbance aloft will bring increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms both today and Friday. A more typical summer thunderstorm pattern will return to the area over the weekend.
This change was approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its April meeting near Tallahassee.
High pressure in the western Atlantic ridges west over northern Florida bringing a light northeast through southeast wind across the coastal waters through Friday. This will allow for the sea breeze to set up along the West Coast resulting in a weak onshore flow each afternoon. Thunderstorms moving westward over the inland areas will converge with the sea breeze boundary triggering more storms along the coastline and coastal waters. These conditions will continue until late Friday when another high pressure center moves into the Gulf of Mexico, causing the winds to shift to a predominant west through northwest direction through the weekend. The only hazards will be local gusty winds and higher seas in the vicinity of scattered thunderstorms ... otherwise no headlines are expected.
East winds around 10 knots then becoming west around 5 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Thursday night will bring east winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
2014/06/19 Thu 01:00 AM 0.26 L
2014/06/19 Thu 07:19 AM 1.78 H
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2014/06/19 Thu 06:49 PM 1.67 H
Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming north in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning ... then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Friday night will bring north winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening ... then isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
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2014/06/20 Fri 08:02 AM 1.95 H
2014/06/20 Fri 03:11 PM 0.69 L
2014/06/20 Fri 08:34 PM 1.46 H
West winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms. Saturday night will bring west winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
2014/06/21 Sat 02:30 AM 0.73 L
2014/06/21 Sat 08:45 AM 2.11 H
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2014/06/21 Sat 10:16 PM 1.36 H
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. Sunday night will bring southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
2014/06/22 Sun 03:14 AM 0.91 L
2014/06/22 Sun 09:28 AM 2.26 H
2014/06/22 Sun 05:32 PM 0.2 L
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