Sunday, January21, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Anna Maria, FL

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What's New / NOTES
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 7:19AMSunset 6:04PM Sunday January 21, 2018 1:14 PM EST (18:14 UTC) Moonrise 10:16AMMoonset 10:15PM Illumination 25% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 1013 Am Est Sun Jan 21 2018
This afternoon..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters mostly smooth.
Tonight..Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday..Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Patchy sea fog in the afternoon.
Monday night..South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Patchy sea fog in the evening, then areas of sea fog after midnight. A chance of showers after midnight.
Tuesday..South winds around 5 knots then becoming west 5 to 10 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest around 15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Areas of sea fog. A chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Wednesday..Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Wednesday night..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around 20 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Thursday..Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 1013 Am Est Sun Jan 21 2018
Synopsis..With surface high pressure to our north, winds will generally be out of the northeast between 5-15 knots before taking an onshore component near the coast in the afternoon due to the development of a weak seabreeze. No headlines are expected over the next few days. Winds will veer to the southeast on Monday and Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front. Due to cold sea surface temperatures, increasing moisture ahead of the front will create the possibility for sea fog, especially Monday night into Tuesday. Later in the work week, easterly winds will increase to possible cautionary/advisory levels as a north oriented pressure gradient tightens.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Anna Maria, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
806 am est Sun jan 21 2018

Potent short-wave trough moving across north florida this
morning continues to generate a band of showers with
isolated thunderstorms from just offshore pinellas county
northeastward into the atlantic. This trough will be
centered over northeast florida around 10 am or so, then
move into the atlantic by noon. This should bring an end to
the shower activity which will be followed by clearing

The grids were updated about an hour ago to keep showers and
storms lingering through the late morning hours, primarily
north of the tampa bay area. The rest of the forecast is on
track and no major changes are planned.

MainlyVFR but brief MVFR ceilings through 14z can't be
ruled out. Fog may become an issue for Monday after 09z.

Any showers and storms near englewood this morning will be
ending shortly resulting in a mostly pleasant boating day.

East winds up to 15 knots offshore could result in some chop
early, but winds are expected to gradually diminish this
afternoon. The next hazard for mariners will be the
potential for sea fog, which could begin to impact our
waters late Monday and continue through the day Tuesday. A
cold front will usher in drier air Tuesday night, bringing
an end to the sea fog threat. Enhanced northeast winds
behind the cold front will result in rather choppy
conditions Wednesday and Thursday.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 75 59 76 63 10 0 10 40
fmy 79 60 80 63 10 0 10 20
gif 76 58 80 63 0 10 10 20
srq 76 58 75 62 0 0 10 30
bkv 75 54 79 60 50 0 10 40
spg 73 60 75 61 0 0 10 40

Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... None.

Update aviation marine... Jillson
upper air decision support... Carlisle

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PMAF1 12 mi45 min 74°F 56°F1022.3 hPa
MTBF1 12 mi45 min NNE 8 G 8.9 61°F 1022.7 hPa
42098 12 mi45 min 57°F1 ft
CLBF1 15 mi81 min E 5.1 G 8 74°F 1022.6 hPa
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 18 mi45 min NE 5.1 G 7 70°F 57°F1022.4 hPa
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 25 mi45 min ESE 5.1 G 8 73°F 57°F1022.7 hPa
42013 - C10 - Navy-2 26 mi45 min NE 5.8 G 5.8 62°F
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 32 mi45 min ESE 6 G 8.9 70°F 54°F1022.8 hPa
MCYF1 32 mi45 min 58°F
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 33 mi51 min ESE 5.1 G 8.9
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 33 mi57 min E 1.9 G 4.1
VENF1 - Venice, FL 34 mi75 min E 7 G 8.9 73°F 58°F1022.7 hPa (-0.7)60°F
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 44 mi81 min Calm G 0 64°F 1024.3 hPa

Wind History for C-Cut, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Sarasota / Bradenton, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, FL13 mi22 minE 510.00 miPartly Cloudy76°F59°F56%1021.2 hPa
Albert Whitted Airport, FL18 mi22 minNE 410.00 miFair71°F59°F66%1021.7 hPa

Wind History from SRQ (wind in knots)
Last 24hrE5E4E6CalmNE4NE4Calm4NE5CalmNE3E5E4NE6NE5NE5E6E6E5E6E7E8E7E5

Tide / Current Tables for Anna Maria Key, pier, Tampa Bay, Florida
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Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATIONSorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Tide / Current Tables for Tampa Bay Entrance (Egmont Channel), Florida Current
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Tampa Bay Entrance (Egmont Channel)
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Sun -- 01:33 AM EST     1.07 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 04:14 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 07:21 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:39 AM EST     -1.69 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 10:16 AM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 11:17 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:41 PM EST     1.52 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 06:03 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 06:06 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 08:29 PM EST     -0.78 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 10:16 PM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 11:17 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Weather Map
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (13,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Tampa Bay Area, FL
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Gulf Stream Current

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