Marine Weather and Tides
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3/12/2015 - Added section for Gulf current for users in the GMZ marine zones.
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|Sunrise 6:52AM||Sunset 8:02PM||Tuesday April 25, 2017 12:43 PM EDT (16:43 UTC)||Moonrise 5:28AM||Moonset 6:19PM||Illumination 0%|
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|GMZ830 Tampa Bay Waters- 952 Am Edt Tue Apr 25 2017 |
This afternoon..West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tonight..Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday night..South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday..Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday night..Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming south around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday..South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday night..South winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 952 Am Edt Tue Apr 25 2017 |
Synopsis..Surface high pressure over the gulf of mexico this morning shifts east into atlantic later tonight...while extending back west across the waters...through Wednesday where it becomes nearly stationary into the upcoming weekend. The gradient remains relaxed enough for an onshore sea breeze component to form along the coast each afternoon.
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
936 am edt Tue apr 25 2017
High rip current risk ends at 10 am...
Short term (today)
Broad high pressure over the eastern half of the gulf this
morning along with a low on the mid-atlantic coast will
maintain a dry westerly flow across the area. The 12z tbw
raob had 0.42 inches of pwat and west winds through the
column. The early morning cloudiness that came in off the
gulf is eroding away with skies becoming mostly sunny. All
forecasts looks good but will update at 10 am to clear the
rip current headline. Decreasing winds and seas have lowered
the risk of rip currents.
25/13z-26/12z.VFR prevails as bkn sc is giving way to
sct... Becoming few in the afternoon. West winds pick up
slightly during the afternoon with some modest gusts.
Westerly continue today with seas of no more than 10 to 15
knots. Winds begin to back tonight as high pressure moves
east of the waters... With benigh speeds.
Preliminary point temps/pops
Tpa 78 65 81 69 / 0 0 0 0
fmy 80 63 84 68 / 0 0 0 0
gif 81 60 85 64 / 0 0 0 0
srq 77 65 79 67 / 0 0 0 0
bkv 79 59 83 59 / 0 0 0 0
spg 77 67 79 71 / 0 0 0 0
Fl... High rip current risk until 10 am edt this morning for
coastal charlotte-coastal hillsborough-coastal lee-
coastal manatee-coastal sarasota-pinellas.
Gulf waters... None.
Update/aviation/marine/fire weather... 09/rude
upper air... 11/mckaughan
decision support... 69/close
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL||1 mi||49 min||W 8.9 G 13|
|TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL||1 mi||49 min||SW 7 G 11|
|MCYF1||2 mi||43 min||80°F|
|OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL||7 mi||43 min||WNW 14 G 18||71°F||77°F||1012.1 hPa (+0.9)|
|SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL||15 mi||43 min||NW 8.9 G 14||73°F||77°F||1011.6 hPa (+0.9)|
|CLBF1||19 mi||109 min||WNW 8.9 G 14||71°F||1011.2 hPa|
|MTBF1||20 mi||43 min||WNW 9.9 G 13||70°F||1012.5 hPa (+1.1)||56°F|
|PMAF1||21 mi||43 min||70°F||76°F||1011.5 hPa (+1.0)|
|CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL||21 mi||43 min||W 7 G 8.9||70°F||76°F||1012.2 hPa (+0.9)|
|FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL||24 mi||109 min||W 8.9 G 11||70°F||1012.4 hPa|
|42098||35 mi||43 min||75°F||3 ft|
|ARPF1 - APK - Aripeka, FL||37 mi||109 min||WNW 8.9 G 11||71°F||1011.7 hPa|
Wind History for Seabulk, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL||1 mi||68 min||W 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||77°F||53°F||44%||1012.2 hPa|
|Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL||5 mi||50 min||W 7||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||76°F||51°F||42%||1011.9 hPa|
|Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL||6 mi||1.8 hrs||W 6||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||75°F||53°F||47%||1012.1 hPa|
|Tampa, Vandenberg Airport, FL||8 mi||48 min||WSW 3||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||79°F||51°F||39%||1011.8 hPa|
|St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL||13 mi||50 min||W 11||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||76°F||51°F||42%||1011.9 hPa|
|St. Petersburg Whitted Airport, FL||15 mi||50 min||WNW 7 G 16||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||72°F||53°F||52%||1011.4 hPa|
|Plant City, Plant City Municipal Airport, FL||16 mi||68 min||W 10||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||77°F||55°F||47%||1012.5 hPa|
|Lakeland Regional, FL||23 mi||53 min||WSW 5 G 16||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||73°F||51°F||47%||1011.8 hPa|
Wind History from TPF (wind in knots)
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|Hillsborough Bay |
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Tue -- 02:07 AM EDT 2.25 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:27 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 06:54 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 08:19 AM EDT 0.83 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 01:56 PM EDT 2.61 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:18 PM EDT Moonset
Tue -- 08:00 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 09:05 PM EDT -0.11 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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Tue -- 12:24 AM EDT 1.24 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 03:36 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 06:28 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 06:38 AM EDT -0.99 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:55 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 09:34 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 12:19 PM EDT 1.21 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 03:20 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:08 PM EDT -1.45 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 07:19 PM EDT Moonset
Tue -- 08:01 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 10:30 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (12,3,4,5)(on/off)  Help
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