Marine Weather and Tides
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 7:00AM||Sunset 8:05PM||Friday August 18, 2017 3:01 AM EDT (07:01 UTC)||Moonrise 2:39AM||Moonset 4:37PM||Illumination 17%|
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|GMZ830 Tampa Bay Waters- 847 Pm Edt Thu Aug 17 2017 |
Rest of tonight..North winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated Thunderstorms early in the evening.
Friday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Friday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming east around 5 knots after midnight, then becoming southeast toward morning. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated Thunderstorms.
Saturday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated Thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered Thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Numerous Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Numerous Thunderstorms in the evening. Isolated Thunderstorms after midnight.
Monday..East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms.
Monday night..East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms in the evening.
Tuesday..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 847 Pm Edt Thu Aug 17 2017 |
Synopsis..Surface high pressure will remain across the region with generally light winds and seas. Winds will turn onshore each afternoon with the seabreeze. Winds may increase a bit with easterly surges early next week as the pressure gradient tightens between low pressure to the south and high pressure to the north. Otherwise, the only marine concern will be scattered overnight and early morning Thunderstorms which may lead to locally stronger winds and rougher seas.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Progress Village, FLHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus62 ktbw 180039|
area forecast discussion
national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
839 pm edt Thu aug 17 2017
Scattered thunderstorms continue this evening from southern
polk into highlands counties. This activity has decreased
in overall size and intensity over the last hour, and this
trend is expected to continue. A large area of stratiform
rainfall will also continue extending from these storms to
the south and west on the heels of moderate northeast upper
level winds. Lingering showers and storms should dissipate
by midnight with light winds and mild temperatures
The only change to the forecast was to adjust pops to fit
ongoing activity, and reflect expected short term trends.
The associated sky grids also were tweaked to show more
widespread cloud cover with convective debris.
Aviation (00z tafs)
Ongoing storms over the interior peninsula should gradually
diminish by 05z. A stray storm or two may remain in the
vicinity of krsw kfmy where vcts will be maintained.
Otherwise prevailingVFR is expected much of the period.
Winds will become light and variable overnight, increasing
and shifting to the south and southwest by 18z fri.|
Thereafter, scattered storms will develop over inland areas,
potentially affecting near coastal terminals.
High pressure will remain over the area through the weekend
before lifting northward. This will maintain light east to
southeast winds for the next few days. Early next week, a
tightening pressure gradient may allow for easterly wind
surge activity for a few days. Otherwise, the only marine
concern remains scattered thunderstorms, prompting locally
rougher marine conditions.
Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 79 92 79 92 20 30 20 30
fmy 76 94 76 92 30 40 20 40
gif 75 94 76 94 70 40 20 30
srq 77 91 78 91 20 20 10 20
bkv 75 92 74 94 20 40 20 30
spg 80 92 80 92 20 20 10 20
Tbw watches warnings advisories
Gulf waters... None.
Update aviation marine... 84 austin
upper air... 27 shiveley
decision support... 09 rude
Weather Reporting StationsEDIT (on/off)  Help NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|MCYF1||3 mi||44 min||89°F|
|TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL||4 mi||56 min||Calm G 1|
|TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL||4 mi||68 min||SE 1 G 1|
|OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL||6 mi||44 min||SE 1.9 G 2.9||79°F||89°F||1016.7 hPa|
|SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL||12 mi||50 min||E 1.9 G 2.9||82°F||89°F||1016.9 hPa|
|CLBF1||16 mi||68 min||Calm G 1||81°F||1016.2 hPa|
|MTBF1||17 mi||44 min||SSE 4.1 G 5.1||79°F||1016.8 hPa|
|PMAF1||18 mi||44 min||77°F||90°F||1016 hPa|
|CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL||21 mi||44 min||ESE 2.9 G 5.1||82°F||90°F||1016.7 hPa|
|FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL||26 mi||68 min||SE 1.9 G 2.9||83°F||1017.1 hPa|
|42098||32 mi||62 min||90°F||1 ft|
|ARPF1 - APK - Aripeka, FL||40 mi||128 min||Calm G 1.9||80°F||1017.5 hPa|
Wind History for Berth 223, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
Airport ReportsEDIT (on/off)  Help Click EDIT to display multiple airports
|Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL||2 mi||67 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||79°F||78°F||100%||1017.3 hPa|
|Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL||4 mi||64 min||ESE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||77°F||76°F||100%||1017.2 hPa|
|Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL||8 mi||69 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||80°F||75°F||87%||1017.1 hPa|
|Tampa, Vandenberg Airport, FL||10 mi||67 min||N 0||4.00 mi||Fog/Mist||77°F||73°F||89%||1017.3 hPa|
|Albert Whitted Airport, FL||12 mi||69 min||SE 4||10.00 mi||Fair||82°F||75°F||82%||1016.3 hPa|
|St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL||13 mi||69 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||80°F||75°F||87%||1016.9 hPa|
|Plant City, Plant City Municipal Airport, FL||17 mi||67 min||N 0||7.00 mi||Fair||75°F||75°F||100%||1017.6 hPa|
|Lakeland Regional, FL||24 mi||67 min||N 0||mi||73°F||73°F||100%||1017.3 hPa|
Wind History from TPF (wind in knots)
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|Pendola Point |
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Fri -- 02:02 AM EDT 1.87 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:39 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 04:42 AM EDT 1.79 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:01 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 11:38 AM EDT 3.08 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:36 PM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 07:22 PM EDT 0.04 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:04 PM EDT Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Old Tampa Bay Entrance (Port Tampa) |
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Fri -- 02:57 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:40 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 04:55 AM EDT -0.29 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 06:44 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:02 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 09:37 AM EDT 0.78 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 12:35 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:37 PM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 05:57 PM EDT -1.49 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 08:05 PM EDT Sunset
Fri -- 09:09 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Weather Map ||IR Satellite Image from GEOS|
GOES Local Image of Southeast EDIT
Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (3,6,7,8)(on/off)  Help
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