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Marine Weather and Tides
Apollo Beach, FL

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Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 8:04PM Sunday April 30, 2017 10:45 AM EDT (14:45 UTC) Moonrise 9:47AMMoonset 11:43PM Illumination 21% 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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GMZ830 Tampa Bay Waters- 908 Am Edt Sun Apr 30 2017
This afternoon..Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Tonight..Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Monday..South winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Monday night..South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday..South winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..West winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest late in the evening, then becoming east after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of Thunderstorms in the evening.
Wednesday..East winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast around 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms in the evening.
Thursday..South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 908 Am Edt Sun Apr 30 2017
Synopsis..High pressure across the waters from the atlantic will continue through tonight then begin to slide east Monday as a cold front moves into the gulf waters. This front reaches the east gulf Monday night then stalls across the state and becomes diffuse through midweek before lifting north. A stronger front may approach the area late in the week. Some robust winds will continue this morning then diminish but pick back up this evening...with exercise caution headlines in place. Showers and Thunderstorms will provide locally higher winds and seas.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Apollo Beach, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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834 am edt Sun apr 30 2017

Update
Lots of clouds across the region this morning as an upper-
level short-wave trough moves by. Clouds will gradually thin
from west to east today, with sunshine returning to the
beaches around noon or so, then to the rest of the area this
afternoon.

Moisture has increased since yesterday, so we will likely
see more cumulus development during the afternoon hours.

This combined with slightly cooler low-level temperatures
will keep us a few degrees cooler than yesterday, although
still likely reaching the lower 90s.

We may see a band of sea breeze showers and thunderstorms
develop late this afternoon and early this evening from
about the tampa bay area north. These would occur primarily
near or west of i-75 and move northwestward toward the gulf.

Last nights surge has brought seas up to 4 feet just
offshore. Winds are forecast to remain rather gusty and turn
more southerly and a bit onshore right at the beaches
during the afternoon hours. The combination of gusty winds
and choppy seas will result in conditions favorable for the
generation of strong rip currents. Will be issuing a rip
current statement with the morning update for pinellas and
hillsborough counties south through lee county.

Aviation
Vfr expected next 24 hours. Gusty southeasterly winds may
briefly turn southerly as a sea breeze tries to advance
inland between 20z and 00z.

Marine
Seas are about a foot higher than forecast in the nearshore
waters, so will update to include these higher seas.

Otherwise expect rather robust southeasterly winds through
the early afternoon hours, then some relaxation of the winds
as a sea breeze develops. Winds will come right back at 15
to 20 knots again tonight. A weak frontal boundary will move
into the region Monday night but only serve to collapse the
pressure gradient and result in lighter winds and seas
through mid-week.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Tpa 92 74 87 74 / 10 30 10 40
fmy 91 72 88 73 / 0 0 30 20
gif 89 71 91 72 / 0 0 30 30
srq 88 73 84 73 / 0 20 10 30
bkv 93 69 88 70 / 20 40 10 50
spg 90 74 86 74 / 10 30 10 40

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

Gulf waters... None.

Update/aviation/marine... Jillson
upper air... Noah
decision support... Mcmichael


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 5 mi46 min SE 9.9 G 19 78°F 80°F1018.4 hPa (-1.0)
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 6 mi46 min SE 13 G 19 79°F 79°F1018 hPa (-0.9)
MTBF1 10 mi46 min SE 16 G 21 77°F 1018.4 hPa (-1.0)70°F
MCYF1 10 mi46 min 82°F
CLBF1 10 mi112 min ESE 7 G 13 76°F 1018.3 hPa
PMAF1 11 mi46 min 78°F 80°F1017.7 hPa (-0.8)
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 11 mi52 min NE 7 G 13
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 11 mi52 min SE 8 G 18
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 21 mi46 min ESE 12 G 18 79°F 79°F1018.4 hPa (-0.6)
42098 26 mi46 min 77°F4 ft
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 29 mi112 min SSE 20 G 25 77°F 1018.9 hPa
ARPF1 - APK - Aripeka, FL 45 mi112 min ESE 5.1 G 9.9 77°F 1018.6 hPa
42013 - C10 - Navy-2 48 mi76 min SE 18 G 21 76°F

Wind History for Old Port Tampa, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL5 mi48 minESE 18 G 2510.00 miFair and Breezy80°F73°F80%1018.6 hPa
St. Petersburg Whitted Airport, FL6 mi53 minSE 1910.00 miFair and Breezy77°F71°F82%1017.8 hPa
Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL9 mi51 minSE 15 G 2010.00 miFair81°F73°F79%1019 hPa
Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL12 mi53 minSE 13 G 2010.00 miMostly Cloudy80°F69°F69%1018.6 hPa
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL12 mi53 minSE 16 G 2410.00 miA Few Clouds81°F69°F67%1018.2 hPa
Tampa, Vandenberg Airport, FL18 mi51 minSE 710.00 miPartly Cloudy79°F69°F74%1019.3 hPa
Plant City, Plant City Municipal Airport, FL24 mi51 minSE 910.00 miPartly Cloudy79°F71°F79%1020 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Tampa, Old Tampa Bay, Florida
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Port Tampa
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Sun -- 12:41 AM EDT     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:02 AM EDT     1.71 feet High Tide
Sun -- 10:47 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 11:08 AM EDT     1.51 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:22 PM EDT     2.90 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:03 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Old Tampa Bay Entrance (Port Tampa), Florida Current
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Old Tampa Bay Entrance (Port Tampa)
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Sun -- 02:01 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:00 AM EDT     1.19 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 06:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:51 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 10:37 AM EDT     -0.34 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 10:47 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 12:28 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 03:32 PM EDT     0.98 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 06:11 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 08:04 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:33 PM EDT     -1.41 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (10,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Tampa Bay Area, FL
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