Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:27AM||Sunset 7:46PM||Friday March 24, 2017 10:08 AM EDT (14:08 UTC)||Moonrise 4:08AM||Moonset 3:30PM||Illumination 10%|
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|GMZ830 Tampa Bay Waters- 943 Am Edt Fri Mar 24 2017 |
This afternoon..East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Tonight..East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Saturday..East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast in the afternoon. 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 then becoming southwest around 5 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday night..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Monday night..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Tuesday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 943 Am Edt Fri Mar 24 2017 |
Synopsis..Strong high pressure off the mid-atlantic coast ridges southwestward across the waters...with some robust winds offshore that decrease in the afternoon. The high moves east over the atlantic through the weekend...with a relaxing gradient that allows winds to diminish and veer.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Clearwater, 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
809 am edt Fri mar 24 2017
Vfr conditions will prevail at all terminals for next 24 hours.
Easterly winds will increase to between 10 and 15 knots with gusts
to around 25 knots later this morning through late afternoon, then
diminish some this evening. No other aviation impacts are
expected at this time.
Prev discussion /issued 330 am edt Fri mar 24 2017/
short term (today - Saturday)...
an amplified upper level pattern continues over the conus. A closed
upper low sits over the oklahoma panhandle, while upper level
ridging extends from the gulf of mexico northeastward through the
ohio river valley. Another area of upper troughing sits over the
bahamas and cuba. This pattern shifts east through the end of the
week and into the weekend. On the surface, strong high pressure sits
just off the mid-atlantic coast and ridges southwest over florida.
This will keep an east-northeast wind flow and rain-free conditions
over florida through the end of the week and into the weekend.
Another area of high pressure develops in the northeast gulf of
mexico by late Saturday evening and will keep benign weather
conditions over the area. Temperatures will remain a few degrees
above normal with daytime highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and
overnight lows in the mid 50s to low 60s.
Long term (Sunday through next Thursday)...
a rather benign weather pattern in terms of sensible weather appears
ahead for the duration of the long term forecast period. Closed low
over the middle ms valley, with southern trough extension down to
the northern gulf coast will slowly approach later Saturday into
Saturday night. However... The southern extent of this energy is
shown by all global guidance to rapidly shear/stretch out as it
reaches the eastern gulf of mexico. Weakening support for synoptic
lift... With meager height falls at best... Along with plenty of
residual dry air... Suggests we see little more than an increase in
mid/high clouds by Sunday morning. Can a few light showers still be
left to move ashore with this feature? Sure... Can not completely
rule it out, but chances/coverage/impact appear low enough to leave
rain mention out of the forecast at this time. With whatever is left
of the trough axis passing by toward midday... The peak of diurnal
heating and sea-breeze development will be beneath increasing nva,
keeping chances for isolated showers very low.
We repeat the entire pattern during the early portion of the week.
With the fast moving pattern... Upper ridging again builds over the
peninsula for Monday... Followed quickly by another approaching
shortwave along the northern gulf coast Monday night. This shortwave
looks to take most of its large scale forcing to the north of our
region... And any forcing that does exert influence this far south|
will again be fighting considerable dry air. Once again... Perhaps an
isolated and brief shower, but coverage will stay very low and best
to keep rain mention of the forecast.
Upper ridging returns by Tuesday night... And amplifies further
Wednesday and Wednesday night in response to yet another significant
trough/strong height falls over the southern plains/lower ms valley.
Following its predecessors... This system will begin to shear off to
the northeast before reaching our forecast area. Since we are now
talking about 7 days out... Details are difficult to forecast. Some
indication in the global ensembles that this system may have more
promise for shower coverage Thursday night or Friday (especially
north of the i-4 corridor). Plenty of time to watch and adjust the
Temperatures for the majority of the long term period will feature
seasonable numbers. Low temperatures in the upper 50s and 60s. High
temperatures in the 80s inland and upper 70s to near 80 at the
beaches. Sea-breezes most days will drop temps back to the middle
70s at the beaches for the middle/late afternoon hours.
Marine... Strong high pressure off the mid-atlantic coast
ridges southwest over the area. Gusty east-northeast winds
will continue through the early morning and a small craft
advisory remains in effect until 5 am for the outer coastal
waters from bonita beach to suwannee river. Winds will
gradually diminish by the afternoon and will remain around
10-15 knots through the evening. The high shifts southeast
by Sunday which will allow for the winds to veer to the
southeast and will still remain around 10-15 knots. Winds
will be variable at 5-10 knots for the start of next week
through mid week as another area of high pressure sets up in
the eastern half of the gulf of mexico.
relative humidity values will remain above any critical fire weather
threshold through the period as high pressure advects abundant
moisture over the area. Winds are expected to remain below 15 mph as
well and no other fire weather concerns are anticipated through the
weekend and into next week.
Preliminary point temps/pops
Tpa 80 63 81 63 / 0 0 10 10
fmy 83 62 83 61 / 10 0 20 10
gif 80 60 82 61 / 10 10 10 0
srq 81 61 80 62 / 0 0 10 10
bkv 80 57 83 58 / 0 0 10 10
spg 78 65 79 65 / 0 0 10 10
Gulf waters... None.
prev discussion... 74/wynn & 14/mroczka
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL||13 mi||134 min||ENE 7 G 8.9||61°F||1026.6 hPa|
|OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL||15 mi||50 min||E 8.9 G 15||67°F||70°F||1026.9 hPa|
|SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL||17 mi||50 min||E 11 G 14||67°F||69°F||1026.3 hPa|
|CLBF1||17 mi||74 min||ENE 6 G 15||68°F||1025.8 hPa|
|TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL||20 mi||56 min||ENE 8 G 11|
|MCYF1||20 mi||50 min||70°F|
|TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL||20 mi||50 min||ENE 8 G 13|
|MTBF1||24 mi||50 min||E 14 G 17||65°F||1027 hPa||58°F|
|PMAF1||26 mi||50 min||66°F||69°F||1025.8 hPa|
|42098||27 mi||38 min||68°F||3 ft|
|ARPF1 - APK - Aripeka, FL||33 mi||134 min||E 5.1 G 8.9||60°F||1026.3 hPa|
Wind History for Clearwater Beach, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL||7 mi||15 min||E 10||10.00 mi||Fair||70°F||55°F||61%||1026.9 hPa|
|Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL||14 mi||15 min||ENE 9 G 18||10.00 mi||Fair||70°F||55°F||59%||1027.3 hPa|
|St. Petersburg Whitted Airport, FL||16 mi||15 min||E 16||10.00 mi||Fair||67°F||59°F||76%||1026.8 hPa|
|Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL||17 mi||10 min||E 14||10.00 mi||Fair||70°F||58°F||68%||1027 hPa|
|Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL||19 mi||13 min||ENE 11||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||73°F||59°F||61%||1027.1 hPa|
|Tampa, Vandenberg Airport, FL||24 mi||13 min||E 9||10.00 mi||Fair||72°F||55°F||57%||1027.8 hPa|
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Fri -- 04:47 AM EDT -0.03 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:08 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 07:30 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 11:05 AM EDT 2.08 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:30 PM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 04:58 PM EDT 0.64 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:44 PM EDT Sunset
Fri -- 10:39 PM EDT 2.08 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Old Tampa Bay Entrance (Port Tampa) |
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Fri -- 12:36 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:07 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 05:25 AM EDT -1.09 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 07:29 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 08:44 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:49 AM EDT 1.11 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 03:08 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:29 PM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 05:48 PM EDT -0.68 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 07:43 PM EDT Sunset
Fri -- 08:16 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 10:50 PM EDT 0.83 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (10,2,3,4)(on/off)  Help
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