Thursday, September21, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Loughman, FL

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
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5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 7:13AMSunset 7:24PM Thursday September 21, 2017 5:17 PM EDT (21:17 UTC) Moonrise 7:28AMMoonset 7:37PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ830 Tampa Bay Waters- 317 Pm Edt Thu Sep 21 2017
Tonight..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around 15 knots late in the evening, then diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Isolated Thunderstorms in the evening.
Friday..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Friday night..East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.
Saturday..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday night..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around 15 knots late in the evening, then becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered Thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated Thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday..Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms in the evening.
Monday..Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north around 5 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers.
Monday night..North winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered showers in the evening.
Tuesday..East winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated showers.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 317 Pm Edt Thu Sep 21 2017
Synopsis..High pressure will continue to ridge across the northern gulf of mexico through the end of the week with winds and seas remaining below headline criteria. Winds and seas will increase slightly this weekend in response to a tighter pressure gradient as hurricane maria lifts north of the bahamas...staying well east of florida. High pressure will build back in early next week with benign winds and seas continuing.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Loughman, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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308 pm edt Thu sep 21 2017

Short term (tonight - Friday)
Broad surface high pressure centered north of florida will
hold through the rest of the week as hurricane maria lifts
north of the bahamas. Generally easterly flow will continue,
with fairly dry conditions persisting through the rest of
today, with a few isolated showers and storms developing
along the sea breeze during the late afternoon and evening
hours. On Friday, atlantic moisture will advect into the
florida peninsula, allowing for more widespread showers and
storms to develop during the afternoon and evening. Under
continued easterly flow, storms will start to develop over
the interior during the early afternoon, and build west
towards the coast through the late afternoon and early
evening hours.

Temperatures will remain seasonable, with lows tonight
generally in the 70s, and highs on Friday around 90.

Long term (Friday night - Thursday)
An amplified upper air pattern will persist across the conus
during the long term period featuring a deep upper level
trough over the western u.S. And a strong upper level ridge
over the central and eastern u.S.. At the start of the
period a trough axis from jose meandering offshore the new
england coast will extend southwest along the eastern
seaboard and into the northern gulf of mexico while
hurricane maria moves north northwest over the southwest
atlantic east-southeast of the bahamas. Ample moisture
within an increasing easterly wind flow courtesy of a
tightening pressure gradient between high pressure to the
west and maria to the southeast will support scattered to
numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms across the
forecast area during the weekend with the convection
developing over eastern sections during the morning hours
and then moving west toward the coastal areas during the
afternoon and early evening hours. It will become breezy
with east winds increasing to 10 to 15 mph over inland
areas, and 15 to 20 mph with some higher gusts along the
coast.

Aviation
A few showers or thunderstorms will be possible south of
tampa bay along the sea breeze boundary through the rest of
the afternoon, with brief periods of reduced visibilities
and ceilings of around 2500-3000 feet possible.VFR
conditions will then hold after around 02z, and hold through
Friday morning.

Marine
High pressure centered north of florida will continue to
ridge into the gulf of mexico into the weekend, with light
winds and seas continuing outside of daily thunderstorms.

As hurricane maria lifts north of the bahamas this weekend,
it is forecast to stay well away from florida but will
cause the pressure gradient to tighten up across the coastal
waters, bringing winds up to around 15 knots with seas of
as much as 3 feet. High pressure will build back in through
the first half of next week, with benign marine conditions
expected.

Fire weather
No fire weather concerns.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 75 90 75 90 10 50 30 60
fmy 74 91 75 90 20 60 30 50
gif 73 90 73 90 10 50 30 60
srq 74 90 75 90 10 50 30 60
bkv 71 90 72 90 10 50 30 60
spg 76 89 76 89 10 50 30 60

Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... None.

Short term aviation marine fire weather... 18 fleming
mid term long term decision support... 57 mcmichael


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 49 mi53 min E 6 G 8.9
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 49 mi53 min ENE 7 G 9.9
MCYF1 49 mi47 min 83°F

Wind History for TPA Cruise Terminal 2, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kissimmee Gateway Airport, FL9 mi21 minE 1010.00 miFair86°F69°F57%1013.9 hPa
Winter Havens Gilbert Airport, FL14 mi24 minENE 1010.00 miPartly Cloudy89°F66°F47%1013.3 hPa
Orlando International Airport, FL20 mi24 minENE 1410.00 miMostly Cloudy86°F68°F55%1013.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for CSX Rockport, Mckay Bay Entrance, Florida
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CSX Rockport
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Thu -- 03:19 AM EDT     2.56 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:17 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:31 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:42 AM EDT     0.57 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:49 PM EDT     2.77 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:40 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 10:04 PM EDT     0.90 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.62.12.42.62.52.21.81.30.90.60.60.91.422.42.72.82.62.21.81.41.10.91

Tide / Current Tables for Davis Island, Hillsborough Bay, Florida
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Davis Island
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Thu -- 03:11 AM EDT     2.56 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:17 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:31 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:50 AM EDT     0.83 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:44 PM EDT     2.73 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:27 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:40 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 10:10 PM EDT     1.15 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.622.42.62.52.31.91.51.20.90.811.41.92.42.72.72.62.31.91.61.31.11.2

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (17,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Melbourne, FL
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Gulf Stream Current


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