Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:48AM||Sunset 8:26PM||Monday July 24, 2017 4:51 PM EDT (20:51 UTC)||Moonrise 7:05AM||Moonset 8:36PM||Illumination 2%|
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|GMZ830 Tampa Bay Waters- 307 Pm Edt Mon Jul 24 2017 |
Tonight..West winds around 10 knots then becoming south around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday..Wind variable less than 5 knots then becoming west around 5 knots in the late morning and early afternoon, then increasing to around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north around 5 knots after midnight, then becoming northeast toward morning. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..Wind variable less than 5 knots then becoming northwest around 5 knots late in the morning, then becoming west early in the afternoon increasing to around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated Thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Wednesday night..West winds around 10 knots then becoming south around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated Thunderstorms after midnight.
Thursday..South winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest around 5 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..West winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered Thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated Thunderstorms after midnight.
Friday..West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms.
Friday night..Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated Thunderstorms after midnight.
Saturday..West 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- 307 Pm Edt Mon Jul 24 2017 |
Synopsis..High pressure will continue to ridge across the coastal waters through the next several days, with light winds. Scattered Thunderstorms will be possible each day, with winds and seas higher near the storms.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Harbor Bluffs, FLHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
308 pm edt Mon jul 24 2017
Short term (tonight-Tuesday)
High pressure ridging across south florida will meander
north to across central florida overnight through Tuesday
with the pocket of dry air remaining across much of the
local area from the gulf of mexico. Winds will continue from
the SW across the northern zones, with flow turning more to
the S SE central and E SE south for Tuesday. Isolated to
scattered rain chances will be in place with the highest
chances north, and timing continuing in the early morning
near the coast and pushing inland for the northern zones,
with later morning early afternoon development for the
central and southern zones Tuesday. Lows tonight will be in
the upper 70s to near 80 along the coast, and in the lower
to mid 70s inland. Highs Tuesday will be a little warmer,
mainly in the lower to mid 90s except upper 80s at the
Long term (Tuesday night-Monday)
An u l subtropical ridge will hold over the florida
peninsula on Wednesday. A weak u l trough will sink over
the southeast u.S. Wednesday, and north florida on Thursday
and Friday... Suppressing the u l ridge over central and
south florida. Over the weekend, a strong u l disturbance
will approach the mid atlantic coast with a l W trough
digging along the eastern seaboard and florida peninsula.
This will completely suppress the subtropical ridge south of
the forecast with lowering heights over west central and
southwest florida. Large scale subsidence will weaken... With
deep west to southwest flow developing late in the period
over the eastern. Gulf of mexico and florida. Quite a bit of
uncertainty remains in the extended as the GFS remains more
amplified than the ecmwf.
At the surface, high pressure ridge axis will extend across
south central florida Wednesday through Friday with
continued onshore west to southwest flow each day. This
pattern favors scattered late night early morning
showers thunderstorms to develop over the coastal waters
advecting locally onshore during the morning, spreading
inland during the afternoon. Pocket of slightly drier air
aloft is expected to be wedged over the area Wednesday|
through Saturday which will act to decrease areal coverage
of shower thunderstorm activity each day with below climo
pops. Increasing deep layer southwest flow late in the
weekend into early next week should allow deep layer
moisture to recover with increasing pops Sunday and Monday.
Temperatures will continue to run a few degrees above
climatic normals through the mid long range period.
Showers are developing in the vicinity of the terminals this
afternoon and will continue to be possible through around
01z this evening. Skies will clear out as winds become light
and variable. Light E SE flow Tuesday morning will become
sw in the late morning early afternoon with some isolated
showers possible near the end of the period.
High pressure will ridge across the peninsula through the
period. The ridge axis will meander a bit north to across
central florida overnight and Tuesday, putting some E se
flow in across the southern waters, but otherwise winds will
remain mainly from the SW through the period. This will
keep scattered thunderstorms in the forecast each day. Wind
speeds and seas will remain light through the period except
in the vicinity of the scattered storms.
Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 79 92 79 92 0 10 10 30
fmy 77 94 77 93 10 30 30 40
gif 76 95 76 95 10 30 10 40
srq 77 92 78 91 10 10 10 30
bkv 73 92 74 92 10 10 10 30
spg 80 92 80 91 10 10 10 30
Tbw watches warnings advisories
Gulf waters... None.
Short term aviation marine fire weather... 24 hubbard
mid term long term decision support... 13 oglesby
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL||5 mi||51 min||SW 9.9 G 12||86°F||87°F||1017.6 hPa (-1.0)|
|CLBF1||14 mi||117 min||SSW 8 G 11||87°F||1017.3 hPa|
|SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL||15 mi||51 min||SSW 8 G 13||87°F||86°F||1017.8 hPa (-1.0)|
|OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL||15 mi||51 min||SSW 11 G 13||86°F||86°F||1017.6 hPa (-1.0)|
|FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL||17 mi||117 min||WSW 11 G 14||85°F||1018.9 hPa|
|TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL||21 mi||63 min||S 6 G 9.9|
|TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL||21 mi||63 min||SW 8.9 G 13|
|MTBF1||21 mi||51 min||WSW 8.9 G 11||86°F||1017.8 hPa (-1.0)|
|MCYF1||21 mi||51 min||87°F|
|PMAF1||23 mi||51 min||86°F||88°F||1016.9 hPa (-1.0)|
Wind History for Clearwater Beach, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL||7 mi||58 min||SSW 11||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||90°F||77°F||66%||1017.4 hPa|
|Albert Whitted Airport, FL||14 mi||58 min||SW 9||10.00 mi||Fair||89°F||75°F||63%||1016.9 hPa|
|Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL||16 mi||53 min||SSW 11||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||91°F||81°F||74%||1017.9 hPa|
|Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL||16 mi||58 min||SW 10||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||90°F||75°F||62%||1017.5 hPa|
|Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL||20 mi||56 min||SW 8||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||90°F||78°F||71%||1017.6 hPa|
Wind History from PIE (wind in knots)
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Mon -- 01:45 AM EDT 2.46 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:49 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 07:12 AM EDT 0.76 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:05 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 12:58 PM EDT 2.93 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:14 PM EDT -0.24 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:25 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 09:35 PM EDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Old Tampa Bay Entrance (Port Tampa) |
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Mon -- 02:38 AM EDT 1.35 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:14 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:48 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 08:04 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 08:29 AM EDT -0.56 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 10:34 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 01:22 PM EDT 1.10 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 04:20 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:24 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 08:59 PM EDT -1.61 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 09:34 PM EDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (16,3,4,5)(on/off)  Help
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