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Bay Pines, FL

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Sunrise 7:20AMSunset 7:24PM Friday September 25, 2020 9:53 AM EDT (13:53 UTC) Moonrise 2:53PMMoonset 12:31AM Illumination 59% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 8 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- 931 Am Edt Fri Sep 25 2020
This afternoon..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms late in the morning. A chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north toward morning. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of Thunderstorms early in the evening.
Saturday..North winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest late in the morning, then increasing to around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday night..North winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday..Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday night..North winds around 10 knots then becoming east after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Monday..Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of Thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Monday night..Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming west in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of Thunderstorms.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 931 Am Edt Fri Sep 25 2020
Synopsis..Light winds and seas are expected through the weekend as weak high pressure moves over the region. Scattered showers and a few Thunderstorms will be possible each day through early next week. A cold front will move through the region mid-week, with winds forecast to increase to around 15 knots behind the front.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bay Pines, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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FXUS62 KTBW 251155 AFDTBW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL 755 AM EDT Fri Sep 25 2020

AVIATION. A mix of VFR/IFR cigs will continue through the next couple of hours for a few sites, but then VFR should prevail through the rest of the forecast period outside of any showers that form this afternoon. The best rain chances will be for inland areas. Light and variable winds this morning will become southwest to northwest this afternoon.

Prev Discussion. /issued 402 AM EDT Fri Sep 25 2020/

DISCUSSION . Broad mid-level ridging extends from near the Bahamas west- southwestward through the Florida Straits and into the southeast Gulf of Mexico. The surface reflection of this ridging is centered near Bermuda and ridges southwest over Florida. A little farther to the north, mid-level troughing and the remnants of Tropical Storm Beta move eastward through the southern Ohio River Valley through the day on Friday. As the trough and remnants of TS Beta move off the mid-Atlantic coast by Saturday afternoon, weak high pressure builds over the Florida peninsula through Monday afternoon. Diurnal sea breeze showers and storms can be expected each afternoon through Sunday. By late Monday into Tuesday, a cold front approaches the Florida peninsula from the northwest bringing scattered showers and storms to the area through early Wednesday morning. The most welcome feature over the next week will be some much cooler and drier air in the wake of this front by next Wednesday and continuing through the end of next week. Daytime highs for Wednesday through Friday will top out in the low to mid 80's with dew points in the 60's on Thursday and Friday. With decreasing rain chances behind the front, combined with lower temps and dew points, we will see some of the most comfortable weather that we have seen in the past 6 months.

AVIATION . Overall VFR conditions expected through the period. Light east- southeast winds around 5 knots expected through the morning, then turning to a west-southwest onshore flow by the afternoon as the sea breeze sets up over the west coast of Florida. Will hold VCTS between 17-00Z. Some brief periods of low CIGs and VSBY as well as gusty winds will be possible in passing storms during the afternoon.

MARINE . Southeast winds around 10-15 knots expected today as high pressure ridges over southern Florida. Weak high pressure moves over the eastern gulf on Saturday producing variable winds around 5-10 knots. Scattered showers and storms expected each day through Monday. A cold front moves through on Tuesday bringing increased chances for showers and storms as well as gusty winds and building seas. Winds increase to the north-northwest around 10-15 knots in the wake of this front by the middle of next week.

FIRE WEATHER . Scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected each day through end of the week and into the weekend. These showers and storms combined with high humidities and winds below 10 knots each day will preclude any fire weather concerns through the beginning of next week. Some drier air moves into the region by the middle of next week in the wake of a cold front, but is not expected to drop below any red flag threshold at this time.

Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs. TPA 90 76 89 75 / 50 20 30 10 FMY 88 76 90 75 / 60 30 50 10 GIF 90 74 91 75 / 70 40 50 0 SRQ 89 76 89 75 / 40 20 30 10 BKV 91 74 90 72 / 40 20 30 0 SPG 89 76 89 76 / 40 20 30 10

TBW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. FL . None. Gulf waters . None.

AVIATION . 05/Carlisle Previous Discussion . Wynn


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CLBF1 7 mi59 min E 2.9 G 5.1 78°F 1014.5 hPa
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 8 mi53 min E 1 G 1.9 79°F
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 12 mi53 min ESE 7 G 8.9 79°F
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 12 mi53 min SW 1.9 G 1.9 79°F
GCTF1 14 mi53 min 78°F 75°F
MTBF1 14 mi53 min ESE 2.9 G 5.1 76°F 74°F
PMAF1 16 mi53 min 76°F
42098 17 mi57 min 83°F2 ft
SKCF1 19 mi59 min NNE 5.8 G 9.7
EBEF1 20 mi53 min 82°F
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 20 mi59 min NNE 1.9 G 4.1
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 24 mi119 min E 4.1 G 4.1 76°F 1015.3 hPa
42013 - C10 - Navy-2 45 mi83 min E 7.8 G 9.7 82°F 84°F1014.7 hPa

Wind History for St. Petersburg, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Albert Whitted Airport, FL8 mi60 minESE 310.00 miOvercast79°F77°F94%1014.5 hPa
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL8 mi60 minESE 410.00 miMostly Cloudy80°F77°F90%1015 hPa
Macdill Air Force Base, Fl., FL14 mi57 minE 310.00 miOvercast78°F75°F90%1015.2 hPa
Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL17 mi60 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy80°F73°F79%1015.3 hPa
Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL19 mi58 minNE 310.00 miMostly Cloudy81°F75°F84%1015.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Madeira Beach Causeway, Florida
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Madeira Beach Causeway
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Fri -- 01:31 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:37 AM EDT     2.38 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 03:52 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:06 PM EDT     0.22 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Old Tampa Bay Entrance (Port Tampa), Florida Current
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Old Tampa Bay Entrance (Port Tampa)
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Fri -- 01:29 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 01:32 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:19 AM EDT     -0.03 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:06 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:33 AM EDT     0.51 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:17 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:51 PM EDT     -1.07 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:51 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 07:07 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:22 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:13 PM EDT     1.00 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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