Thursday, March23, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Ridgecrest, FL

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3/12/2015 - Added section for Gulf current for users in the GMZ marine zones.
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Sunrise 7:29AMSunset 7:45PM Thursday March 23, 2017 12:27 PM EDT (16:27 UTC) Moonrise 3:24AMMoonset 2:33PM Illumination 16% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 1016 Am Edt Thu Mar 23 2017
This afternoon..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around 15 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight..East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
Friday..East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday night..East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots toward morning. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Saturday..Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast around 5 knots late in the evening, then becoming east around 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday night..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Monday..East winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 1016 Am Edt Thu Mar 23 2017
Synopsis..A frontal boundary moves through the waters today with increasing winds and seas behind it. Conditions improve Friday then a nocturnal surge brings winds back up to cautionary levels Friday night. High pressure builds in across the waters with benign conditions expected this weekend through early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ridgecrest, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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908 am edt Thu mar 23 2017

Short term (today)
A weakening front in north-central fl will push across the
area with modest amounts of moisture and cooler temperatures
aloft. The 12z tbw RAOB came in with a pwat of 1.2 inches
and -16c at 500mb. Increasing clouds and slight chance to
chance showers... Along with an isolated thunderstorm
possible... Will spread in later this morning and through out
the afternoon. The front will exit into south fl this
evening... Taking the clouds and showers with it. The
forecasts are on track with no updates planned.

Aviation
23/13z-24/12z. Limited br will linger til 14-15z with some
MVFR. A weak front pushes through today... Bringing
increasing clouds through the morning into the afternoon
along with low odds of tsra/shra... Ending around sunset when
the front exits south fl. Prevailing NE to e
winds... Becoming gusty this afternoon and early evening.

Marine
A front slides across the waters today with thunderstorms
producing locally higher winds and seas. Winds begin to
increase in the wake of the front and reach exercise caution
to advisory speeds tonight as high pressure builds in.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Tpa 78 61 79 62 / 30 10 0 0
fmy 81 62 80 61 / 40 10 10 0
gif 76 59 78 59 / 40 10 0 0
srq 77 61 77 61 / 30 10 0 0
bkv 76 58 78 56 / 30 0 0 0
spg 77 62 78 64 / 20 10 0 0

Tbw watches/warnings/advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... Small craft advisory from 8 pm this evening to 3 am edt
Friday for 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.

Short term/aviation/marine... 09/rude
upper air... 03/paxton
decision support... 63/jillson


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 13 mi39 min ENE 9.9 G 11
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 13 mi39 min E 7 G 12 77°F 70°F1023.9 hPa
CLBF1 13 mi93 min ENE 6 G 16 75°F 1022.6 hPa
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 17 mi93 min E 12 G 15 74°F 1023.8 hPa
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 20 mi39 min E 8.9 G 11
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 20 mi45 min ENE 8.9 G 14
MTBF1 20 mi39 min ENE 9.9 G 13 74°F 1024.1 hPa64°F
MCYF1 20 mi39 min 71°F
PMAF1 22 mi39 min 76°F 70°F1023 hPa
42098 23 mi27 min 69°F1 ft
ARPF1 - APK - Aripeka, FL 37 mi93 min E 8 G 12 75°F 1023.3 hPa

Wind History for Clearwater Beach, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL6 mi34 minE 810.00 miFair78°F64°F62%1023.8 hPa
St. Petersburg Whitted Airport, FL13 mi34 minE 810.00 miFair73°F66°F79%1023.5 hPa
Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL15 mi29 minE 1210.00 miFair80°F64°F59%1024 hPa
Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL15 mi34 minE 8 G 179.00 miPartly Cloudy81°F62°F53%1024 hPa
Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL19 mi52 minENE 1210.00 miMostly Cloudy82°F64°F55%1024 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater
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Thu -- 04:03 AM EDT     0.08 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:23 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:31 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:31 AM EDT     1.91 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:33 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:11 PM EDT     0.85 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:44 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:48 PM EDT     1.88 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.10.80.40.20.10.20.50.91.31.71.91.91.71.41.20.90.90.91.11.31.61.81.91.8

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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Thu -- 04:22 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:38 AM EDT     -0.95 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:30 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:03 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:15 AM EDT     1.01 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 02:35 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:32 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:00 PM EDT     -0.48 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:18 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:43 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:49 PM EDT     0.65 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Weather Map
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (12,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Tampa Bay Area, FL
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Gulf Stream Current


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