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|Sunrise 7:17AM||Sunset 6:00PM||Wednesday January 17, 2018 2:03 AM EST (07:03 UTC)||Moonrise 7:38AM||Moonset 6:41PM||Illumination 0%|
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|GMZ856 Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Englewood Fl Out 20 Nm- 647 Pm Est Tue Jan 16 2018 |
.small craft advisory in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning...
Tonight..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..North winds around 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest 20 to 25 knots late in the afternoon. Seas building to 3 to 5 feet late. Bay and inland waters becoming choppy.
Wednesday night..North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy to rough.
Thursday..Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop to choppy.
Thursday night..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 10 to 15 knots late in the evening, then diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday night..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Sunday..East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 647 Pm Est Tue Jan 16 2018 |
Synopsis.. Strong winds and rough seas will expand across the eastern gulf of mexico during the day Wednesday in the wake of a cold front. These hazardous boating conditions for small craft operators will continue through much of Wednesday night before subsiding late Wednesday night into the daylight hours Thursday. Following the advisory event...high pressure centered to the north of the region brings lighter easterly winds and calmer seas for the end of the week.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Manasota Key, FLHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus62 ktbw 170535|
area forecast discussion
national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
1235 am est Wed jan 17 2018
Aviation (06z tafs)
PrimarilyVFR conditions expected with light and variable
winds. Patchy ground fog will develop by 08z to 09z,
continuing through around 13z before diminishing. Fog may
result in visibility restrictions at more fog prone
terminals. A strong cold front will bring gusty northwest
winds by 18z to 21z which will decrease slightly after 00z.
Prev discussion issued 708 pm est Tue jan 16 2018
update (overnight through Wednesday night)... Well
folks... Some people in florida like to see a few periods of
cold temperatures in winter, and some certainly do not. For
the next couple of days, the ones that like the cold will be
the happy ones.
Conditions are benign around west-central and southwest
florida this evening... And will remain so throughout the
night. Its dry out there, and temperatures will slowly cool
off, but stay seasonable... As a strong cold
front... Scheduled for our area on Wednesday... Remains off to
our northwest through the duration of the overnight.
Overall... The daylight hours of Wednesday will not be all
that bad either... Other than becoming a bit gusty out of the
north for the second half of the day. The strong cold front
that is bringing some wintry precip to portions of ms al ga
this evening will arrive over the northern fl peninsula ne
gulf of mexico Wednesday morning... And sweep quickly
southward through the peninsula during the day. By the time
the front gets down to the florida peninsula... No more
precipitation is expected... As the strong synoptic ascent
shifts eastward... And not southward with the front.
Therefore... This will be a dry frontal passage, with just a
band of clouds likely hiding the Sun for a few hours.
Coolest conditions during the day Wednesday will be up over
the northern nature coast, where the front moves through
the earliest... And where highs in the 50s should be
expected. High temperatures warm to the lower mid 60s around
the i-4 corridor... And upper 60s down toward fort myers.
These high temperatures (especially along the i-4 corridor)
will prob occur around midday... And then hold steady or
begin to slowly fall through the afternoon hours.
We all feel the impact of the cold front Wednesday night.
Low temperatures dropping to freezing or below are expected
down to as far south as the i-4 corridor... With mid upper
30s all the way to fort myers. Freeze and hard freeze
watches are in effect from the i-4 corridor northward for
Wednesday night... And it is likely these will be upgrade to
warnings later tonight or Wednesday. Those that do not see
freezing temperatures Wednesday night will still experience
the cold temperatures and low wind chills. It is likely
based on the current forecast, that all zones will require a
wind chill advisory for Wednesday night early Thursday
Try and stay warm later Wednesday into Thursday everyone.
We are looking at another very cold night Thursday night
into Friday morning as well. However, if you can hang in
there till the upcoming weekend, all indications are that we
will all experience a pleasant and quite rapid warm-up.
vfr conditions prevail through the evening hours with a
light generally northerly flow. Late tonight... A brief
period of shallow field fog (MVFR ifr) is a possibility for
places like klal kpgd. Any shallow fog lifts early
Wednesday... Followed by the approach of a strong cold front.
No rain is expected with this front... However... A period of
MVFR CIGS is possible... Especially for ktpa kpie ksrq as
the front passes. Gusty northerly winds and prevailingVFR
conditions will the be in the forecast for all terminals
from late Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night.
strong winds and rough seas will expand across the eastern
gulf of mexico during the day Wednesday in the wake of a
cold front. These hazardous boating conditions for small
craft operators will continue through much of Wednesday
night before subsiding late Wednesday night into the
daylight hours Thursday. Following the advisory event... High
pressure centered to the north of the region brings lighter
easterly winds and calmer seas for the end of the week.
Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 61 33 54 40 0 0 0 0
fmy 69 38 60 43 0 0 0 0
gif 65 33 55 38 0 0 0 0
srq 62 36 55 41 0 0 0 0
bkv 59 29 53 32 0 0 0 0
spg 61 37 54 42 0 0 0 0
Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... Freeze watch from this evening through Thursday morning
for coastal citrus-coastal hernando-coastal
hillsborough-coastal levy-coastal pasco-desoto-hardee-
highlands-inland hernando-inland hillsborough-inland
manatee-inland pasco-inland sarasota-polk.
Hard freeze watch from this evening through Thursday
morning for inland citrus-inland levy-sumter.
Gulf waters... Small craft advisory from 10 am this morning to 6 am est
Thursday for coastal waters from englewood to tarpon
springs fl out 20 nm-coastal waters from tarpon
springs to suwannee river fl out 20 nm-waters from
englewood to tarpon springs fl out 20 to 60 nm-waters
from tarpon springs to suwannee river fl out 20 to 60
Small craft advisory from 3 pm this afternoon to 10 am est
Thursday for coastal waters from bonita beach to
englewood fl out 20 nm-waters from bonita beach to
englewood fl out 20 to 60 nm.
Small craft advisory from 3 pm this afternoon to 6 am est
Thursday for charlotte harbor and pine island sound-
tampa bay waters.
update aviation marine... Mroczka
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|VENF1 - Venice, FL||11 mi||63 min||ENE 6 G 7||55°F||60°F||1024.7 hPa (-0.8)||49°F|
|FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL||32 mi||45 min||N 5.1 G 5.1||57°F||64°F||1023.9 hPa|
|42013 - C10 - Navy-2||34 mi||93 min||E 12 G 14||64°F|
Wind History for C-Cut, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Venice Municipal Airport, FL||10 mi||68 min||ENE 5||10.00 mi||54°F||50°F||88%||1025.1 hPa|
|Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport, FL||19 mi||70 min||NNE 4||10.00 mi||Fair||51°F||48°F||89%||1025.3 hPa|
Wind History from VNC (wind in knots)
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Wed -- 12:37 AM EST 1.37 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:19 AM EST Sunrise
Wed -- 07:37 AM EST Moonrise
Wed -- 08:27 AM EST -0.51 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:28 PM EST 0.75 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:59 PM EST Sunset
Wed -- 06:41 PM EST Moonset
Wed -- 07:06 PM EST 0.71 feet Low Tide
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Wed -- 01:01 AM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:12 AM EST -2.91 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:18 AM EST Sunrise
Wed -- 07:36 AM EST Moonrise
Wed -- 08:51 AM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:00 PM EST 2.50 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 05:02 PM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:59 PM EST Sunset
Wed -- 06:15 PM EST -0.28 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:41 PM EST Moonset
Wed -- 07:22 PM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:52 PM EST 2.12 knots Max Flood
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