Wednesday, November14, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Apollo Beach, 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 6:49AMSunset 5:39PM Wednesday November 14, 2018 4:22 AM EST (09:22 UTC) Moonrise 12:37PMMoonset 11:40PM Illumination 38% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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- 339 Am Est Wed Nov 14 2018
Today..East winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tonight..West winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Thursday..Northwest winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..North winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday..North winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday night..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 339 Am Est Wed Nov 14 2018
Synopsis..A cold front approaching the waters moves through tonight with showers and a few Thunderstorms possible. The front exits across the state Thursday as high pressure builds into the western gulf of mexico. Winds gradually veer and increase into the exercise caution range at times later tonight through Thursday night. The high pressure moves east during the weekend with a relaxing gradient.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Apollo Beach, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
300 am est Wed nov 14 2018

Much cooler and drier on Friday and into the weekend...

Discussion
Broad mid level troughing resides over roughly the eastern half
of the u.S. As a closed low above the southern plains early this
morning tracks to the ohio valley by late thu. A ridge continues
from the atlantic southwestward across cuba to the caribbean sea.

These features maintain deep southwesterly flow aloft the area. At
the surface a frontal boundary remains strung out along the
southeast u.S. Coast and across northern fl to the gulf of mexico
through tonight... As a weak low forms on the potion in north fl.

High pressure over the central plains and mid-mississippi valley
this morning settles down into the southern plains tonight then
the western gulf of mexico thu. This high along along with the
track of the upper low shifts the frontal boundary across fl to
the atlantic by Thu night... As the weak low moves northward along
it.

Ample moisture early this morning is resulting in considerable
cloudiness... Isolated showers... And patchy fog. The approaching
front and forming low pressure area to the north will increase
moisture with expanding coverage of showers... Along with some
thunderstorms... For today. These continue over night then begin
to clear from the northwest during Thu afternoon. Temperatures
stay on the warm side of normal through early Thu then begin a
downward trend in the afternoon.

For fri-tue: mid level troughiness dominates much of the eastern
half of the nation while ridging was over the caribbean sea from
the atlantic... With nearly zonal flow aloft the gulf of mexico.

At the surface the front exits into the bahamas with the western
gulf high pressure tracking eastward and out over the atlantic
through the weekend... Providing a dry and cool air mass. A dry
front settles into the region and dissipates Mon with high
pressure in it S wake bringing another surge of dry cool air.

Aviation
14 06z TAF cycle.VFR-MVFR give way to prevailing MVFR as br low st
form... With LCL ifr psbl. The br st continue into mid-late morning
then conditions slowly improve... Although vcnty shra tsra through
the rest of the period could result in LCL MVFR ifr. Light and
mostly vrb winds this morning gradually veer and increase... But no
more than 10kt.

Marine
A front approaching the waters today then exiting east across the
state Thu will be followed by high pressure building into the
gulf that tracks east. Winds gradually veer and increase... Up to
20 knots on some locations from late tonight through Thu night.

The gradient begins to relax Fri as the high moves to the atlantic
by late in the weekend.

Fire weather
Moisture rich air will preclude any low humidity concerns and
provide showers and a few thunderstorms for the next couple of days
as a front approaches then exits the area. High pressure builds in
fri and continues for the weekend with dry and cool conditions.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 84 69 72 51 50 60 30 0
fmy 87 72 78 56 40 50 40 0
gif 86 68 74 47 60 60 30 0
srq 86 70 73 56 50 50 30 0
bkv 83 66 70 44 60 70 30 0
spg 82 69 73 55 50 60 30 0

Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... None.

Discussion aviation marine fire weather... 09 rude
decision support... 69 close


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
GCTF1 1 mi35 min 75°F 72°F
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 5 mi35 min ENE 4.1 G 8.9 74°F 79°F1017.6 hPa
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 6 mi41 min ENE 8 G 12 75°F 79°F1017.5 hPa
MCYF1 10 mi35 min 80°F
MTBF1 10 mi35 min E 11 G 13 75°F 1017.5 hPa73°F
CLBF1 10 mi89 min NE 1.9 G 2.9 76°F 1016.6 hPa
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 11 mi53 min N 6 G 8.9
PMAF1 11 mi35 min 73°F 79°F1017.3 hPa
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 21 mi35 min ENE 9.9 G 13 1017.5 hPa
42098 26 mi53 min 78°F1 ft
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 29 mi89 min NE 8 G 9.9 73°F 1018.1 hPa
ARPF1 - APK - Aripeka, FL 45 mi89 min ENE 7 G 8 82°F 1017.7 hPa
42013 - C10 - Navy-2 48 mi53 min ENE 5.8 G 7.8 77°F 78°F1017.1 hPa

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 mi27 minNE 710.00 miMostly Cloudy73°F70°F93%1017.9 hPa
Albert Whitted Airport, FL6 mi30 minENE 1410.00 miMostly Cloudy76°F73°F91%1017 hPa
Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL9 mi28 minNE 1010.00 miOvercast0°F0°F%1017.9 hPa
Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL12 mi30 minNE 610.00 miMostly Cloudy74°F70°F88%1017.8 hPa
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL12 mi30 minNE 1110.00 miOvercast74°F73°F97%1017.4 hPa
Tampa, Vandenberg Airport, FL18 mi28 minN 010.00 miOvercast72°F69°F94%1017.9 hPa
Plant City, Plant City Municipal Airport, FL24 mi28 minNNE 510.00 miMostly Cloudy73°F71°F94%1018.6 hPa

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2 days agoE6E7NE7E8E11E12E9--E3E6NE6NE6N3NE5NE5E12E10E10E12E11E9E11E9E7

Tide / Current Tables for Port Tampa, Old Tampa Bay, Florida
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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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Wed -- 12:43 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 03:35 AM EST     0.65 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:04 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:50 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:01 AM EST     -0.98 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 12:37 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:00 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:38 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:27 PM EST     0.76 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 09:52 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:40 PM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 11:49 PM EST     -0.33 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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