Tuesday, September26, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Harbor Bluffs, 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 7:20AMSunset 7:23PM Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:21 AM EDT (14:21 UTC) Moonrise 12:01PMMoonset 10:59PM Illumination 34% 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- 953 Am Edt Tue Sep 26 2017
This afternoon..East winds around 5 knots becoming west and increasing to around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tonight..Northwest winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..North winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest early in the afternoon, then becoming west around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday..North winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday night..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated Thunderstorms.
Friday..East winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered Thunderstorms.
Friday night..East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated Thunderstorms after midnight.
Saturday..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- 953 Am Edt Tue Sep 26 2017
Synopsis..As hurricane maria continues to pull away from the region over the western atlantic ocean and high pressure remains to our north and west, we will maintain weak gradient flow with light and variable to light north/northwest winds much of the week. Dry conditions are expected through at least mid week with a gradual return of moisture and increasing rain chances Friday into the weekend. High pressure also looks to build in north of the waters over the weekend with a sustained easterly flow pattern setting up.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Harbor Bluffs, 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
943 am edt Tue sep 26 2017

Update
Weak high pressure to the northwest and hurricane maria
moving slowly north over the atlantic east of the mid
atlantic coast will allow some drier mid level air to
filter into the forecast area the remainder of the day.

This drier air should keep overall rain chances below
normal, however adequate low level moisture combined with
daytime heating should result in isolated to widely
scattered shower storm development over inland locations
along the sea breeze during the afternoon and across
southern most locations where better moisture will reside
while mainly dry conditions are expected from the bay area
north into the nature coast. Afternoon temperatures will
climb toward 90 along the coast prior to the onset of the
sea breeze, with lower 90s expected over inland areas.

High-res model output and ongoing forecast concurs with
this so a morning update will not be required at this time.

Aviation
Lifr ifr CIGS vsbys at kpgd from low clouds and some fog
will linger through 14z, otherwiseVFR is expected at all
terminal sites during the next 24 hours. A few shra tsra
will be possible at kfmy and krsw after 21z and have handled
with vcts for now. Light and variable winds will become
west at 7 to 9 knots after 16z as the sea breeze develops.

Light and variable winds will return to all sites after 02z
tonight.

Marine
Light winds and slight seas are being observed over the gulf
waters early this morning, and little change to current
conditions expected through the afternoon with a weak
pressure pattern supporting an onshore sea breeze
component around 10 knots developing along the coast during
the afternoon. Ongoing forecast is on track with no changes
expected in the next forecast issuance around 10 am.

Hydrology
While moderate to major flooding continues on the
withlacoochee river in pasco and hernando counties, the
river is slowly receding. As the water routes farther
downstream, minor flooding is still forecasted to begin
over the next couple of days in northern citrus county. The
withlacoochee river has not flooded in some of these
locations within the last 10+ years. Elsewhere, levels
continue to recede along most of west central florida's
rivers. With no widespread rainfall expected over the next
several days, additional flooding is not expected to occur.

Most of the flooding that occurred from hurricane irma
resulted in the worst flooding many places have seen in the
last 50-70 years. For example, the official crest on the
peace river at arcadia of 19.20 feet was the 3rd highest on
record and the worst flooding since 1933.

Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... None.

Update aviation marine... 57 mcmichael
upper air hydrology... 42 norman
decision support... 09 rude


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 5 mi51 min NNE 1.9 G 5.1 82°F 84°F1014 hPa
CLBF1 14 mi147 min NE 1.9 G 1.9 78°F 1012.3 hPa
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 15 mi51 min E 2.9 G 5.1 84°F1014 hPa
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 15 mi51 min ESE 4.1 G 5.1 82°F 84°F1013.9 hPa
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 17 mi87 min E 2.9 G 4.1 80°F 1014.4 hPa
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 21 mi57 min ESE 2.9 G 5.1
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 21 mi63 min ESE 4.1 G 5.1
MTBF1 21 mi51 min ESE 5.1 G 5.1 82°F 1013.9 hPa
MCYF1 21 mi51 min 83°F
PMAF1 23 mi51 min 82°F 84°F1013.1 hPa
ARPF1 - APK - Aripeka, FL 37 mi87 min E 1.9 G 2.9 79°F 1014 hPa

Wind History for Clearwater Beach, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL7 mi28 minENE 510.00 miFair84°F75°F74%1013.7 hPa
Albert Whitted Airport, FL14 mi28 minESE 410.00 miFair83°F73°F74%1013.2 hPa
Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL16 mi23 minS 510.00 miFair84°F80°F90%1014.2 hPa
Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL16 mi28 minESE 410.00 miA Few Clouds84°F73°F72%1013.8 hPa
Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL20 mi26 minN 010.00 miOvercast82°F73°F74%1013.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater
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Tue -- 03:10 AM EDT     2.31 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 10:49 AM EDT     0.53 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 01:00 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 04:56 PM EDT     1.96 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:22 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 10:12 PM EDT     1.06 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:58 PM EDT     Moonset
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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Tue -- 01:09 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 04:04 AM EDT     0.86 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 06:43 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 10:21 AM EDT     -1.05 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 12:59 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 03:03 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 06:07 PM EDT     0.69 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 07:21 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:36 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 11:38 PM EDT     -0.39 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 11:57 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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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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