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Marine Weather and Tides
Palmetto, FL

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What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:59AMSunset 7:58PM Saturday April 20, 2019 12:14 PM EDT (16:14 UTC) Moonrise 8:27PMMoonset 7:03AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ853 Coastal Waters From Englewood To Tarpon Springs Fl Out 20 Nm- 1020 Am Edt Sat Apr 20 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 8 pm edt this evening...
This afternoon..Northwest winds around 20 knots then becoming west 15 to 20 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Tonight..Northwest winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots toward morning. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
Sunday..North winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday night..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday..East winds around 10 knots then becoming north late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday night..North winds around 10 knots then becoming east in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday..Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday night..North winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east late in the evening, then increasing to around 15 knots after midnight diminishing to 5 to 10 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Wednesday..Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 1020 Am Edt Sat Apr 20 2019
Synopsis..Tight pressure gradient over the region to continue the strong and gusty westerly winds today producing hazardous boating conditions. High pressure settles into the region Sunday then tracks east and arrives over the state midweek.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Palmetto, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
1051 am edt Sat apr 20 2019

Hazardous marine and beach conditions continue...

Update
Main weather impacts and concerns will be marine and beach
related today. Strong pressure gradient over the region
continues to generate large a rough seas in the E gulf this
morning. Latest buoy reports shows seas of 8-10+ with mix
of long period swells and wind waves on top. These seas and
swells are moving ashore area beaches producing large
breaking waves and dangerous rip currents. Beach goers
should stay out of the water and heed lifeguards orders
today into Sunday. Updated marine grids and forecast based
on latest observations and wave model guidance.

Otherwise, pleasant sensible weekend weather with fairly
cool, dry and breezy conditions. No other updates needed.

Aviation
Vfr conditions to continue today with sct LCL bkn deck aoa
5k and gusty wnw winds.

Prev discussion issued 321 am edt Sat apr 20 2019

Hazardous marine and beach conditions continue...

discussion...

a deep low over the southern appalachians... With a mid level trough
down above fl and a cold front stretching through east fl coastal
waters... .Early this morning slowly tracks to the mid-atlantic coast
by late sun... With the mid level trough and front swinging out over
the atlantic. As these features depart broad deep layer ridging
slides eastward across the gulf region.

For the remainder of the weekend - stable and drier air begins to
filter in. However there will be enough moisture along with a couple
of weak troughs rotating across the area for some showers to scoot
through at times. These will be isolated and light and end this
evening... With Sun rain free. Temperatures will be on the cool side.

The main concern will residual large wave action on the gulf waters
continuing to create some high surf and dangerous rip currents.

These start to diminish later tonight and early sun.

During mon-fri - the deep layer ridging eases eastward and flattens
somewhat over the southeast u.S. Coast for the end of the week. This
is in response to a short wave trough over the southern high plains
that develops in to a deep low when it arrives in the central gulf
coastal states. A stable and generally dry airmass prevails for most
of the week. By Fri the lower level flow has shifted to southeast
and south... Returning adequate moisture for some showers and
storms. Temperatures just below normal Mon warm to above by fri.

Marine... Departing low pressure and approaching high
pressure will maintain a tight pressure gradient into this
evening with small craft advisory conditions on gulf waters.

Winds have slacken some on tampa bay and charlotte harbor
with a exercise caution headline in place. The high tracks
toward then over fl by midweek with winds diminishing and
veering.

Fire weather...

very robust 20 foot and transport winds will create very high
dispersion indices across the area today... Winds then begin to
diminish. Drier air working will will locally drop minimum rh
values below 35 percent Sun and mon. However light winds will
preclude any red flag conditions. There will be a slow and subtle
moisture return through the end of the week.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 73 57 76 57 20 20 0 0
fmy 78 57 81 59 10 20 0 0
gif 74 54 79 54 10 10 0 0
srq 76 55 76 58 10 20 0 0
bkv 71 49 77 52 20 20 0 0
spg 72 63 74 59 10 20 0 0

Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... High rip current risk through Sunday afternoon for coastal
charlotte-coastal hillsborough-coastal lee-coastal
manatee-coastal sarasota-pinellas.

High surf advisory until 10 pm edt this evening for
coastal charlotte-coastal hillsborough-coastal lee-
coastal manatee-coastal sarasota-pinellas.

Gulf waters... Small craft advisory until 8 pm edt this evening for
coastal waters from bonita beach to englewood fl out
20 nm-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 bonita beach
to englewood fl out 20 to 60 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 nm.

Update aviation marine fire weather... 25 davis
upper air... 99
decision support... 99


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PMAF1 9 mi45 min 68°F 75°F1016.7 hPa
MTBF1 11 mi45 min NW 24 G 32 68°F 1016.4 hPa51°F
CLBF1 17 mi81 min WNW 15 G 24 71°F 1015.7 hPa
GCTF1 18 mi45 min 69°F 1016.2 hPa47°F
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 18 mi51 min NW 14 G 24 69°F 74°F1016.8 hPa
42098 20 mi45 min 75°F8 ft
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 24 mi45 min NW 20 G 25 67°F 75°F1016.8 hPa
MCYF1 29 mi45 min 80°F
42013 - C10 - Navy-2 30 mi105 min NW 21 69°F 74°F1016.8 hPa
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 30 mi45 min W 13 G 20
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 30 mi45 min W 13 G 20
VENF1 - Venice, FL 31 mi75 min WNW 22 G 26 70°F 75°F1016.8 hPa (+2.1)54°F
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 35 mi45 min WNW 21 G 24 67°F 73°F1017.3 hPa
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 46 mi81 min NW 19 G 25 67°F 1017 hPa

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Airport Reports
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Sarasota / Bradenton, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, FL8 mi22 minWNW 18 G 2410.00 miFair and Breezy73°F48°F43%1016.4 hPa
Albert Whitted Airport, FL18 mi22 minW 1510.00 miFair68°F50°F53%1015.7 hPa
Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL24 mi19 minWNW 14 G 2310.00 miA Few Clouds71°F47°F43%1016.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bradenton, Manatee River, Tampa Bay, Florida
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Sat -- 02:26 AM EDT     1.60 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:01 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:03 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 08:05 AM EDT     0.71 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 01:31 PM EDT     2.24 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:57 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:17 PM EDT     -0.23 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:27 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Tampa Bay (Sunshine Skyway Bridge), Florida Current
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Sat -- 01:12 AM EDT     1.66 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:44 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:01 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:03 AM EDT     -0.73 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 08:03 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 09:17 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 12:35 PM EDT     1.58 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 03:30 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:08 PM EDT     -1.79 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:58 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:27 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:51 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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