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|Sunrise 7:20AM||Sunset 5:59PM||Wednesday January 17, 2018 4:09 AM EST (09:09 UTC)||Moonrise 7:40AM||Moonset 6:40PM||Illumination 0%|
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|GMZ830 Tampa Bay Waters- 647 Pm Est Tue Jan 16 2018 |
.small craft advisory in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night...
Tonight..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..North winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming northwest around 20 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters becoming choppy.
Wednesday night..North winds around 20 knots. Bay and inland waters choppy...except waves 2 to 4 feet near the mouth of tampa bay.
Thursday..North winds 15 to 20 knots then becoming northeast around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Thursday night..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday..North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday night..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday..East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 647 Pm Est Tue Jan 16 2018 |
Synopsis.. Strong winds and rough seas will expand across the eastern gulf of mexico during the day Wednesday in the wake of a cold front. These hazardous boating conditions for small craft operators will continue through much of Wednesday night before subsiding late Wednesday night into the daylight hours Thursday. Following the advisory event...high pressure centered to the north of the region brings lighter easterly winds and calmer seas for the end of the week.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tampa, 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
358 am est Wed jan 17 2018
Widespread freezing temperatures and dangerous wind
chills tonight into early Thursday...
Short term (today and Thursday)
A strong positive tilt upper trough continues to dive
southeastward across the mississippi valley region. This in
conjunction with an arctic cold front is making for a wintry
mess along the northern gulf coast this morning. This front
will continue to slip southeastward, eventually pushing
through the florida peninsula by this evening, bringing
another shot of very cold air into the region for the end of
For today, as the cold front works into the florida
panhandle and northern peninsular areas by late
morning early afternoon, expect a rather substantial
temperature gradient north to south. Highs along the nature
coast will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s, while areas
along the i-4 corridor and points south should rise into
the 60s to near 70 degrees before frontal passage. This
frontal passage will be a dry one as northerly flow has
persisted over the last several days. A sharp increase in
winds will occur in the wake of the front, with a sort of
slap you in the face feel. This will especially hold true
for coastal areas, where 25 to 30 mph wind gusts will be
common this afternoon into tonight.
For tonight, substantial cold air advection will continue
with widespread freezing temperatures appearing likely over
a good part of the peninsula. Freeze watches of the hard and
soft variety remain in effect for the overnight hours, and
will likely be upgraded to warnings later this afternoon as
confidence in areal extent and duration increase. Elevated
winds in concert with falling temperatures should lead to
some fairly impressive wind chills with teens expected north
of i-4, and low to mid 20s elsewhere. Wind chill advisories
have been issued for this potential. Marine conditions will
also become quite dangerous this evening and overnight with
building waves and strong north winds.
For Thursday, as high pressure gradually slips closer to
the region, winds should slowly decrease. However, as the
airmass in place will remain quite cold, highs are only
expected to top out in the 40s and 50s most areas.
Temperatures will fall quite rapidly again after sunset with
another night of freezing temperatures possible, especially
north of i-4.
Mid long term (Thursday night through Tuesday)
The mid term period will begin with another cold start to
the day on Friday with temps expected in the 20s and 30s by
daybreak. A warming trend will begin on Friday however as a
surface high will gradually shift into the atlantic allowing
the airmass to begin to moderate. Afternoon highs Friday
will top out in the upper 50s to upper 60s which is still
well below normal but is some 7-10 degrees higher than what
our highs will be on Thursday. The more noticeable warmup
really gets going during the weekend as easterly flow will
continue to moderate temps across the area, with readings
expected to return to the 70s for the southern half of the
forecast area Saturday and by Sunday everyone will be back
in 70s for highs with noticeably higher dewpoints as well.
The next frontal system looks to approach the area late
Monday and out ahead of it winds will become more southerly
allowing temps to push 80 in spots. Increased moisture will
allow for some isolated showers as well out ahead of this
system. Front looks to push through on Tuesday, although it
will lose much of its upper level support as it does so, so
the boundary looks to be decaying as it moves through thus
limiting any potential rain chances. For now, have pops
capped at 30 percent for this fropa. Not a lot of cold air
behind this system either so no major cooldown is expected-
just a few degrees perhaps.
Aviation (06z tafs)
PrimarilyVFR conditions expected with light and variable
winds. Patchy ground fog will develop by 08z to 09z,
continuing through around 13z before diminishing. Fog may
result in visibility restrictions at more fog prone
terminals. A strong cold front will bring gusty northwest
winds by 18z to 21z which will decrease slightly after 00z.|
Light winds will remain over the waters through the
remainder of the morning. Marine conditions will rapidly
deteriorate however this afternoon through tonight. A strong
cold front will bring solid advisory level winds and seas
beginning this afternoon and continuing into the day
Thursday. Gale force wind gusts will also be possible over
the offshore waters with seas building up to 8 feet. High
pressure will slowly move toward the region late tomorrow
into the weekend, with improving winds and seas. Modest
easterly wind surges may yield cautionary winds at times. A
cold front will approach the waters early next week, this
may allow for patchy sea fog development as moisture rides
up over the cooler gulf waters. Winds may also increase in
response to the frontal passage mid week.
A strong cold front will bring breezy north winds and very
dry air into the region, along with much colder
temperatures. While humidities will fall well below critical
levels Thursday, ercs and winds will generally remain low.
Moisture will return rather quickly from Friday into the
weekend as easterly flow allows atlantic moisture to return.
This will allow humidities to remain well above critical
levels from the weekend into next week.
Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 59 31 53 38 0 0 0 0
fmy 69 35 58 41 0 0 0 0
gif 65 31 54 36 0 0 0 0
srq 62 33 54 39 0 0 0 0
bkv 57 27 52 30 0 0 0 0
spg 60 33 52 40 0 0 0 0
Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... Wind chill advisory from 11 pm this evening to 10 am est
Thursday for coastal charlotte-coastal hillsborough-
coastal lee-coastal manatee-coastal sarasota-desoto-
hardee-highlands-inland charlotte-inland hillsborough-
inland lee-inland manatee-inland sarasota-pinellas-
Freeze watch from this evening through Thursday morning
for coastal hernando-coastal hillsborough-coastal
hillsborough-inland manatee-inland sarasota-polk.
Hard freeze watch from this evening through Thursday
morning for coastal citrus-coastal levy-inland citrus-
inland hernando-inland levy-inland pasco-sumter.
Wind chill advisory from 7 pm this evening to 10 am est
Thursday for coastal citrus-coastal hernando-coastal
levy-coastal pasco-inland citrus-inland hernando-
inland levy-inland pasco-sumter.
Gulf waters... Small craft advisory from 10 am this morning to 6 am est
Thursday for coastal waters from tarpon springs to
suwannee river fl out 20 nm-waters from tarpon
springs to suwannee river fl out 20 to 60 nm.
Small craft advisory from 10 am this morning to 1 pm est
Thursday for waters from englewood to tarpon springs
fl out 20 to 60 nm.
Small craft advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 1 pm est
Thursday for waters from bonita beach to englewood fl
out 20 to 60 nm.
Small craft advisory from 10 am this morning to 10 am est
Thursday for coastal waters from englewood to tarpon
springs fl out 20 nm.
Small craft advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 10 am est
Thursday for coastal waters from bonita beach to
englewood fl out 20 nm.
Small craft advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 6 am est
Thursday for charlotte harbor and pine island sound-
tampa bay waters.
Short term aviation marine fire weather... 84 austin
mid term long term decision support... 11 mckaughan
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|
|TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL||1 mi||69 min||N 2.9 G 5.1|
|TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL||1 mi||63 min||N 2.9 G 4.1|
|MCYF1||2 mi||51 min||59°F|
|OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL||7 mi||51 min||N 5.1 G 7||56°F||58°F||1024 hPa|
|SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL||15 mi||57 min||N 2.9 G 4.1||55°F||58°F||1023.9 hPa|
|CLBF1||19 mi||75 min||N 1.9 G 1.9||55°F||1023.2 hPa|
|MTBF1||20 mi||51 min||NE 6 G 6||56°F||1023.9 hPa|
|CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL||21 mi||51 min||N 6 G 8||53°F||56°F||1024.4 hPa|
|PMAF1||21 mi||51 min||54°F||58°F||1023.1 hPa|
|FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL||24 mi||75 min||NNE 6 G 7||54°F||1025.2 hPa|
|42098||35 mi||39 min||59°F||1 ft|
Wind History for Seabulk, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL||1 mi||74 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||0°F||0°F||%||1024 hPa|
|Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL||5 mi||76 min||N 3||10.00 mi||Fair||52°F||46°F||83%||1024.2 hPa|
|Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL||6 mi||73 min||N 5||10.00 mi||Fair||48°F||46°F||94%||1024.3 hPa|
|Tampa, Vandenberg Airport, FL||8 mi||74 min||N 0||3.00 mi||Fog/Mist||43°F||42°F||100%||1024.4 hPa|
|St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL||13 mi||76 min||N 5||10.00 mi||Fair||54°F||52°F||93%||1024.2 hPa|
|Albert Whitted Airport, FL||15 mi||76 min||NNE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||55°F||52°F||90%||1023.4 hPa|
|Plant City, Plant City Municipal Airport, FL||16 mi||74 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||52°F||50°F||94%||1024.4 hPa|
|Lakeland Regional, FL||23 mi||94 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||46°F||44°F||93%||1024 hPa|
Wind History from TPF (wind in knots)
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|Hillsborough Bay |
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Wed -- 01:00 AM EST 2.54 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:21 AM EST Sunrise
Wed -- 07:39 AM EST Moonrise
Wed -- 09:13 AM EST -0.86 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:02 PM EST 1.43 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:58 PM EST Sunset
Wed -- 06:39 PM EST Moonset
Wed -- 08:07 PM EST 1.37 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Old Tampa Bay Entrance (Port Tampa) |
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Wed -- 02:15 AM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:53 AM EST -1.30 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:22 AM EST Sunrise
Wed -- 07:39 AM EST Moonrise
Wed -- 10:41 AM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:42 PM EST 1.12 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 05:12 PM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:58 PM EST Sunset
Wed -- 06:40 PM EST Moonset
Wed -- 07:22 PM EST -0.49 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 09:30 PM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (4,6,7,8)(on/off)  Help
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