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Interpreting Weather Forecasts for South Florida Dive Boats

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Ironborn, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. Brewingfisherman

    Brewingfisherman Angel Fish

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    This is where I go for my information. I check bout status the day before and also look at the notice. NDBC - Station FWYF1 Recent Data

    It will change throughout the day. But I usually wait until the last minute to book a boat dive over winter months since it can be rough the whole time.
     
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  2. tekkydiver

    tekkydiver Regular of the Pub

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    NOAA could look out the window and get the current weather wrong!
     
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  3. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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    Sometimes it sure looks like it.

    Yesterday they got it close enough, it was a great ocean day. Even the rest of the boaters seemed friendlier than ever.

    Today I'm hoping to finish up the long weekend with another good outing.
     
  4. Johnoly

    Johnoly ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    How was your viz? Friday they opened up the Lake Okee flood gates in WPB and trashed our viz down to 30 ft with fresh water on top. Not sure if they opened the Pompano/lauderdale flood gates.

    Our's are the "S-40" numbers,,,,your's are the "S-30" numbers. You can see them real time on this link.

    http://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/pls/portal/realtime.pkg_rr.proc_rr?p_op=COASTAL

    Floodgates_Lauderdale.jpg
     
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  5. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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    Friday was pretty bad, yesterday considerably better.
    The bad part was the top 8 - 10 feet that not only look super brown it was ridiculously colder, couldn't actually measure the difference in temperature but i bet it was 2 or 3 degrees min.

    If the trend continues viz should be even better today.
     
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  6. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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    Not cool to brag i know.. IMG_20201129_103854716.jpg but today I'm seeing "Lake Atlantic"
    Even the inlet was flat going out.
    I cann see the reef from the boat, will have to wait an hour for my turn but i have high hopes for this last dive of the weekend. Definetly the cherry on top.
     
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  7. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Boca Raton, FL
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    That didn’t look THAT flat. I saw ripples in the distance.
    Not bad though.
    But definitely not Twiggy flat.
    In the event that I ever do dive again in south Floriduh, damn, did I score some awesome toys this week!
     
  8. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: Boca Raton, FL
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    not worth reading even once much less twice...
     
  9. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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    Yeah.. it wasn't all that. Don't know why would anyone came to this lame location
    to dive.
    Unfortunaly we live here year round and is all we got, so we endure it when ever the ripples allow it.
    IMG_20201129_105332713.jpg
     
  10. Biotech Diver

    Biotech Diver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
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    LOL! Yeah, the conditions were so rough this weekend everybody on the dive boat got seasick on Saturday! Still the sacrifice was worth the freezing water temps and frigid gale force winds! The 50 foot visibility also made the dive unbearable!
     
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