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Sunrise 7:17AMSunset 6:03PM Sunday January 24, 2021 4:14 AM EST (09:14 UTC) Moonrise 2:27PMMoonset 3:46AM Illumination 84% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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- 341 Am Est Sun Jan 24 2021
.dense fog advisory in effect until 9 am est this morning...
Today..Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Tonight..North winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast toward morning. Bay and inland waters smooth. Patchy sea fog after midnight.
Monday..South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Patchy sea fog early in the morning.
Monday night..South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Patchy sea fog after midnight.
Tuesday..Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Patchy sea fog.
Tuesday night..South winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth. Patchy sea fog.
Wednesday..Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Patchy sea fog.
Wednesday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming west after midnight, then becoming northwest around 15 knots toward morning. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Patchy sea fog in the evening. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
Thursday..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming north around 20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Bay and inland waters choppy.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 341 Am Est Sun Jan 24 2021
Synopsis..A weak cold front has drifted into the southern waters bringing east to northeast winds over the waters south of high pressure over the eastern u.s. Winds shift southerly on Monday as the front lifts back north across the waters while the high moves east into the atlantic. Southerly flow continues through the week until the next cold front moves across the region Thursday, ushering in drier air via north to northwest winds in its wake. Hazardous conditions due to areas of sea fog remain possible through the week prior to frontal passage, followed by gusty north to northwest winds that will likely lead to cautionary to advisory level winds and seas developing on Thursday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Medulla, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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FXUS62 KTBW 240840 AFDTBW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL 340 AM EST Sun Jan 24 2021

DISCUSSION. Zonal flow aloft in place across the state this morning with a weak frontal boundary stalled over the southern half of the peninsula south of high pressure over the eastern CONUS, resulting in east/northeast surface flow over the area. Abundant low-level moisture in combination with the frontal boundary draped across the region has led to the development of low clouds and areas of fog over the peninsula and adjacent waters, and a Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect for the central/southern near and offshore waters including Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor through 9 AM this morning. Areas of fog will be also be possible through the morning over land areas before lifting and burning off by late morning into the early afternoon. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 70s to around 80 degrees.

Flow aloft amplifies a bit beginning Monday as riding builds over the state in response to upstream troughing over the western/central CONUS. Lingering surface frontal boundary lifts back north across the state on Monday as eastern CONUS high moves out over the Atlantic, allowing southerly flow to overspread the area with increasing temps/humidity into mid-week, which will also support likelihood of fog development across the region. A series of shortwaves progressing across the central/eastern CONUS this week will lead to a couple areas of low pressure moving across the country, including one expected to develop over the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday which will drive a cold front through the region into Thursday. Temps gradually warm into the low/mid 80s prior to the arrival of the front, with showers possible on Wednesday ahead of its passage. Cool/dry air mass moves into the peninsula Thursday and Friday as winds shift northerly behind the front then gradually shift to east/northeast on Friday, with highs cooling into the mid 60s/lower 70s. Cool down will be short- lived, as flow shifts southerly over the weekend as high pressure over the eastern CONUS in the wake of the front quickly scoots east into the Atlantic, allowing temps to return the mid 70s to around 80 degrees under partly cloudy skies.

AVIATION. Prevailing MVFR/IFR conditions with possibility of localized LIFR cigs/vsbys continue through mid/late morning before VFR returns into the afternoon. Light east/northeast winds increase slightly and turn onshore during the afternoon at coastal terminals before again decreasing/shifting out of the east/northeast late evening, with cig/vsby restrictions expected to return overnight Sunday.

MARINE. A weak cold front has drifted into the southern waters bringing east to northeast winds over the waters south of high pressure over the eastern U.S. Winds shift southerly on Monday as the front lifts back north across the waters while the high moves east into the Atlantic. Southerly flow continues through the week until the next cold front moves across the region Thursday, ushering in drier air via north to northwest winds in its wake. Hazardous conditions due to areas of sea fog remain possible through the week prior to frontal passage, followed by gusty north to northwest winds that will likely lead to cautionary to advisory level winds and seas developing on Thursday.

FIRE WEATHER. Weak cold front over the southern half of the peninsula promoting east to northeast winds today will lift back north of the state on Monday, with southerly flow across the region persisting until the next front moves across the state Wednesday into Thursday. High pressure builds in its wake with cooler and drier air mass leading to minimum RH values approaching critical value thresholds in some locations on Thursday afternoon.

Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs. TPA 77 64 79 64 / 0 0 0 0 FMY 81 62 81 64 / 0 0 0 0 GIF 78 63 82 62 / 10 0 0 0 SRQ 78 63 78 64 / 0 0 0 0 BKV 76 60 81 60 / 0 0 0 0 SPG 74 64 75 65 / 0 0 0 0

TBW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. FL . None. Gulf waters . Dense Fog Advisory until 9 AM EST this morning for Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-Tampa Bay waters- Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM- Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM.



DISCUSSION/AVIATION/MARINE/FIRE WEATHER . Hurt DECISION SUPPORT . Oglesby


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
EBEF1 21 mi63 min 61°F 65°F1018.8 hPa
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 21 mi69 min NE 2.9 G 4.1
SKCF1 22 mi63 min NE 9.7 G 12
GCTF1 29 mi57 min 64°F 60°F
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 29 mi57 min ENE 2.9 G 5.1 63°F 65°F1019.2 hPa
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 35 mi57 min E 1.9 G 4.1 64°F 63°F1019.4 hPa
PMAF1 36 mi57 min 62°F 67°F1018.9 hPa
MTBF1 37 mi57 min ESE 7 G 8 63°F 1018.8 hPa59°F
CLBF1 38 mi81 min E 1.9 G 5.1 64°F 1018.5 hPa
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 43 mi57 min E 2.9 G 4.1 64°F 66°F1019.4 hPa
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 43 mi81 min ENE 2.9 G 4.1 61°F 1019.8 hPa
ARPF1 - APK - Aripeka, FL 47 mi141 min E 5.1 G 7 60°F 1018.9 hPa

Wind History for East Bay Causeway, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Lakeland Regional, FL1 mi20 minENE 310.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F55°F88%1019.6 hPa
Plant City, Plant City Municipal Airport, FL7 mi20 minE 310.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F57°F94%1020 hPa
Bartow Municipal, FL13 mi20 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F57°F94%1019.6 hPa
Winter Havens Gilbert Airport, FL16 mi22 minN 510.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F56°F90%1019.7 hPa
Tampa, Vandenberg Airport, FL17 mi20 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy61°F57°F88%1019.6 hPa
Tampa, Peter O Knight Airport, FL23 mi20 minN 010.00 miOvercast63°F59°F88%1019.6 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KLAL

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Tide / Current Tables for Hillsborough Bay, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay, Florida
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Hillsborough Bay
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Sun -- 03:47 AM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 06:15 AM EST     -0.65 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:19 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 02:29 PM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:04 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 10:08 PM EST     2.33 feet High Tide
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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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Sun -- 03:47 AM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 03:50 AM EST     -1.07 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 07:20 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:30 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 10:34 AM EST     0.97 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 02:20 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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Sun -- 03:49 PM EST     -0.16 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:24 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 06:04 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 08:29 PM EST     0.63 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 11:11 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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