Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:35AM||Sunset 8:32PM||Monday June 26, 2017 6:33 PM EDT (22:33 UTC)||Moonrise 8:21AM||Moonset 10:00PM||Illumination 8%|
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|GMZ830 Tampa Bay Waters- 304 Pm Edt Mon Jun 26 2017 |
Tonight..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming south around 5 knots toward morning. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated Thunderstorms in the evening.
Tuesday..South winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north late in the evening, then becoming east around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated Thunderstorms.
Wednesday..Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming north late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated Thunderstorms.
Thursday..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..East winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated Thunderstorms.
Friday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated Thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Friday night..Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered Thunderstorms.
Saturday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered Thunderstorms.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 304 Pm Edt Mon Jun 26 2017 |
Synopsis..High pressure will remain over the waters through the coming week, with light winds and seas. Each morning will likely feature widely scattered storms developing in the overnight and early morning hours and fading by midday as storms develop inland. Locally gusty winds and rougher seas, heavy rain, and lightning will accompany any marine storms.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Palm Harbor, 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
253 pm edt Mon jun 26 2017
Short term (today and Tuesday)
Broad cyclonic flow extends from the northern plains to the
great lakes and into new england. South and west of this
feature, potent upper level ridging persists from the
southern rockies into northern mexico, bringing an extended
bout of extreme heat to parts of the southwestern u.S. A
remnant cold front has stalled across the central florida
peninsula in response to a number of shortwave troughs
moving through the cyclonic flow aloft. As these shortwaves
depart to the north and east, the front will remain stalled,
eventually becoming washed out over the next day or two.
Showers and storms got an early start today aided by
enhanced convergence due to the presence of the weak front
and seabreeze circulations. Greater coverage has so far been
confined to areas along and just south of the front from
tampa bay north and east toward orlando. As winds continue
to veer with the seabreeze passage, expect storms to migrate
inland through this evening. Much like last night, showers
and storms may linger well into tonight over interior
portions of the peninsula, eventually winding down around
For tomorrow expect much of the same. The weak front will
remain over the region, shifting a bit further south. This
will allow winds from tampa bay north to shift onshore
earlier, and may limit any rain chances to the late morning
and early afternoon hours. Convective coverage may be
enhance south of tampa bay in vicinity of the front and
interactions with seabreeze and frontal circulations. As
with today, storms will shift inland as westerly winds push
the west coast seabreeze inland.
Temperatures will remain near climatological normals with
highs ranging from the mid 80s along the coast to around 90
degrees elsewhere, and lows in the mid to upper 70s.
Mid term long term (Tuesday night-Monday)
Weak mid upper level ridging will remain across the area
through the period. Meanwhile at the surface a stalled out
front across north florida at the start of the period will
dissipate with high pressure moving across the eastern u.S.
Wednesday. During Thursday through next Monday the high will
move well out into the atlantic ocean with the ridge axis
setting up to our north. This will lead to a typical
summertime low level east to southeast flow across the|
region and when combined with the sea breezes and abundant
moisture will lead to scattered to numerous diurnal showers
and thunderstorms each day drifting west out into the gulf
at night. Temperatures will remain seasonable with daytime
highs mostly in the upper 80s to lower 90s and overnight
lows in the 70s.
Aviation (18z tafs)
Scattered to numerous showers and storms have erupted early
today along and near a weak frontal boundary from tampa bay
northeast to orlando. This activity will gradually work its
way eastward with additional storms developing along the
seabreeze along the southwest florida coast through the
afternoon. With this evolution, most any terminal may see
visibility and ceiling limitations due to storms and will
maintain vcts. Storms should move east of coastal terminals
by 21z to 22z but may linger over interior areas into this
evening. Visibilities less than 1 2 mile and gusty winds
will be common with any thunderstorms.
High pressure will remain fixed over the waters through
this week and into the weekend, maintaining light winds and
favorable seas. The seabreeze will turn winds onshore each
afternoon near the coast. The only marine hazard will be
widely scattered marine thunderstorms, which may locally
enhance winds and seas, and produce heavy rainfall and
With abundant moisture in place and daily rain chances,
humidities will remain well above critical levels.
Therefore, no fire weather concerns are expected over the
Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 77 89 76 91 20 50 20 60
fmy 75 91 75 92 40 40 20 50
gif 74 91 73 92 50 70 30 70
srq 77 88 75 90 10 40 10 50
bkv 73 90 73 91 20 50 20 60
spg 78 89 77 90 10 30 10 50
Tbw watches warnings advisories
Gulf waters... None.
Short term aviation marine fire weather... 84 austin
mid term long term decision support... 69 close
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL||4 mi||99 min||NW 8 G 11||86°F||1017.1 hPa|
|CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL||8 mi||45 min||W 5.1 G 6||1015.9 hPa|
|OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL||23 mi||45 min||NW 5.1 G 6||85°F||87°F||1015.7 hPa|
|TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL||25 mi||51 min||W 4.1 G 8|
|TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL||25 mi||45 min||W 8 G 13|
|SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL||26 mi||51 min||WNW 6 G 8.9||86°F||87°F|
|MCYF1||26 mi||45 min||88°F|
|CLBF1||27 mi||99 min||WNW 4.1 G 6||85°F||1015.6 hPa|
|MTBF1||33 mi||45 min||NW 8 G 9.9||84°F||1015.7 hPa|
|PMAF1||35 mi||45 min||85°F||92°F||1014.9 hPa|
Wind History for Clearwater Beach, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL||16 mi||40 min||NW 4||10.00 mi||Overcast||86°F||73°F||67%||1015.5 hPa|
|Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL||19 mi||40 min||W 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||86°F||73°F||67%||1015.7 hPa|
|Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL||24 mi||95 min||WNW 5||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||89°F||79°F||73%||1016.9 hPa|
Wind History from PIE (wind in knots)
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|Anclote Key |
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Mon -- 02:56 AM EDT 2.85 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:36 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 08:18 AM EDT 1.01 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 09:21 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 01:56 PM EDT 3.63 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:32 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 09:13 PM EDT -0.23 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:00 PM EDT Moonset
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|Old Tampa Bay Entrance (Port Tampa) |
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Mon -- 12:47 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 03:45 AM EDT 1.33 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:36 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 07:30 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 09:20 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 09:30 AM EDT -0.44 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 11:27 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 02:18 PM EDT 1.05 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 05:07 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:30 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 09:48 PM EDT -1.57 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 10:58 PM EDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (18,4,5,8)(on/off)  Help
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