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|Sunrise 7:21AM||Sunset 7:49PM||Thursday March 30, 2017 6:47 AM EDT (10:47 UTC)||Moonrise 8:24AM||Moonset 9:47PM||Illumination 9%|
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|GMZ830 Tampa Bay Waters- 354 Am Edt Thu Mar 30 2017 |
Today..South winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tonight..South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday..South winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southwest around 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Friday night..Southwest winds around 15 knots then becoming west 5 to 10 knots in the late evening and early morning, then becoming northwest around 5 knots toward morning. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms in the evening.
Saturday..Northeast 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.
Saturday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday..East winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday night..South winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast around 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming south around 20 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters choppy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 354 Am Edt Thu Mar 30 2017 |
Synopsis.. Winds will become onshore with the sea breeze this afternoon and into the evening. A more southerly flow will develop today ahead of an approaching cold front, which will bring shower and possibly some Thunderstorm activity for Friday. Winds this evening and into Friday could increase close to cautionary criteria, otherwise no headlines are expected. Lighter winds and drier conditions return for the weekend as high pressure moves back over the area.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Belleair Beach, 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
354 am edt Thu mar 30 2017
Another warm, dry day expected across the area as high pressure
remains in control of our weather. Surface high will shift eastward
during the day allowing winds to become more southerly by the
afternoon, although we should still have a sea breeze right near the
coast. Overall, there should be enough suppression from the ridge to
keep rainfall out of the forecast once again. Temperatures will
remain on the warm side with middle to upper 80s expected, a bit
cooler at the coast courtesy of the seabreeze.
On Friday, a mid/upper level trough will dig into the SE u.S.
Allowing a surface trough to move through our area bringing some
rain chances with it. Mid/upper level support will be moving away
from our area so will likely end up with a broken line of showers
and isolated thunderstorms moving through the area. But with as dry
as it has been the last few months, we will take any rainfall we can
Progressive pattern continues with upper low over the NE us moves
into the western atlantic as upper ridging builds from the N carib
through the region. Surface high pressure moves N of the area with
low level flow quickly veering easterly bringing atlantic moisture
over the state for a warm and humid weekend.
Next system to move through thru the region next week with southern
stream upper low from the desert SW Sunday quickly moving through
the deep south mon/tue pushing surface storm system and attendant
cold front through area the with a chance of showers and
Vfr conditions are expected through most of the overnight
period. However limited br mainly inland may impact the fog|
favoring terminals at lal and pgd which have tempo MVFR toward
dawn. Winds increase from the SE in the morning... Then become
southerly with modest gusts in the afternoon.
Winds will become onshore with the sea breeze this afternoon and
into the evening. A more southerly flow will develop over
the waters today ahead of an approaching cold front, which
will bring shower and possibly some thunderstorm activity
for Friday. Winds this evening and into Friday could
increase close to cautionary criteria, otherwise no
headlines are expected. Lighter winds and drier conditions
return for the weekend as high pressure moves back over the
Relative humidity values will fall near critical levels east of
the i-75 corridor for this afternoon and may briefly drop just
below 35%, but long durations are not expected and light winds
will preclude red flag conditions. Low-level moisture will
increase for Friday, and relative humidity values are expected
to remain above 35%.
Preliminary point temps/pops
Tpa 84 68 80 66 / 0 10 30 10
fmy 87 66 84 67 / 0 0 20 10
gif 87 65 85 63 / 0 10 30 10
srq 81 66 78 64 / 0 0 30 10
bkv 85 63 82 57 / 0 10 40 10
spg 81 68 80 67 / 0 10 30 10
Gulf waters... None.
Short term/aviation/marine/fire weather... 11/mckaughan
mid term/long term/decision support... 25/davis
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL||3 mi||47 min||SE 1.9 G 4.1||71°F||73°F||1014.7 hPa (-1.3)|
|FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL||15 mi||113 min||SSE 5.1 G 5.1||70°F||1014.6 hPa|
|SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL||16 mi||47 min||S 7 G 8.9||72°F||74°F||1014.2 hPa (-1.2)|
|OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL||16 mi||47 min||SE 2.9 G 4.1||70°F||75°F||1014.8 hPa (-1.2)|
|CLBF1||16 mi||113 min||SE 2.9 G 5.1||70°F||1014.2 hPa|
|TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL||21 mi||53 min||S 1.9 G 2.9|
|TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL||21 mi||47 min||SSE 1 G 1.9|
|MCYF1||22 mi||47 min||75°F|
|MTBF1||23 mi||47 min||S 6 G 7||69°F||1014.9 hPa (-1.4)||65°F|
|PMAF1||25 mi||47 min||67°F||74°F||1014 hPa (-1.3)|
|42098||25 mi||47 min||71°F||1 ft|
|ARPF1 - APK - Aripeka, FL||35 mi||113 min||ESE 1.9 G 2.9||65°F||1014 hPa|
Wind History for Clearwater Beach, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL||8 mi||54 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||66°F||64°F||93%||1014.7 hPa|
|Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL||16 mi||54 min||SE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||70°F||64°F||84%||1014.9 hPa|
|St. Petersburg Whitted Airport, FL||16 mi||54 min||S 5||10.00 mi||Fair||70°F||66°F||87%||1014.2 hPa|
|Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL||17 mi||49 min||N 0||1.50 mi||Fog/Mist||68°F||67°F||100%||1015.2 hPa|
|Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL||20 mi||52 min||S 3||10.00 mi||Fair||72°F||69°F||94%||1014.9 hPa|
Wind History from PIE (wind in knots)
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Thu -- 02:18 AM EDT 2.41 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:23 AM EDT Sunrise
Thu -- 08:10 AM EDT 0.28 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 09:24 AM EDT Moonrise
Thu -- 01:52 PM EDT 2.66 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:48 PM EDT Sunset
Thu -- 08:54 PM EDT -0.37 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:46 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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Thu -- 12:14 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:01 AM EDT 1.34 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:21 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:22 AM EDT Sunrise
Thu -- 09:03 AM EDT -0.90 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 09:23 AM EDT Moonrise
Thu -- 11:47 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:37 PM EDT 1.24 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:26 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:47 PM EDT Sunset
Thu -- 09:16 PM EDT -1.50 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 10:44 PM EDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (6,6,7,8)(on/off)  Help
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