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Loughman, FL

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Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 7:46PM Friday April 3, 2020 2:14 PM EDT (18:14 UTC) Moonrise 2:03PMMoonset 3:10AM Illumination 81% 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- 206 Pm Edt Fri Apr 3 2020
Tonight..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday..East winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday night..Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday..Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday night..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday..South winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..West winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 206 Pm Edt Fri Apr 3 2020
Synopsis.. High pressure will support tranquil boating conditions over the gulf waters the next several days with slight seas and east-southeast winds around 10 knots today through Sunday, then southeast to south winds on Monday and Tuesday as surface high pressure sinks south over the region with a weak pressure pattern supporting an onshore sea breeze component developing along the coast each afternoon. A few showers and Thunderstorms are possible early next week. No headlines are expected.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Loughman, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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FXUS62 KTBW 031729 AFDTBW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL 129 PM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020

DISCUSSION.

Moisture and warmer temperatures return to the area early next week, with the GFS advertising PWATS as high as 2.0 inches. Even if that is a bit aggressive I think scattered showers and thunderstorms is a good bet for Sunday through Tuesday. Starting Wednesday the chance of rain should be more focused on the north and interior ahead of a series of very weak fronts. I will up pops a bit above the NBM guidance but no where near as high as the 06z and 12z MEX or 00z ECX to at least show a trend.

Otherwise the deep layer ridge over the GOM will build north then flatten out to a more zonal flow. That translates to warm temperatures through the period. The surface pressure pattern will be generally weak with mostly weak high pressure over the area with a series of weak and dying troughs affecting us towards the end of the week.

AVIATION.

We are expecting light winds and VFR conditions the next 30 hours.

MARINE.

Winds increase early in the week, way below advisory criteria. By mid week the winds veer to long fetch onshore. This will increase seas some, but way below criteria. All in all it looks like very nice boating weather.

FIRE WEATHER.

Moisture is slowly increasing, still we will see patchy areas with marginally low humidities today. Light winds will keep any warnings at bay. Humidities increase a bit more on Saturday. and early next week.

Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs. TPA 63 85 66 83 / 0 0 0 20 FMY 65 84 67 84 / 0 0 0 30 GIF 59 88 63 82 / 0 0 0 30 SRQ 64 83 66 82 / 0 0 0 20 BKV 56 86 60 84 / 0 0 0 30 SPG 65 84 67 83 / 0 0 0 20

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

DISCUSSION/AVIATION/MARINE/FIRE WEATHER . 04/Sobien DECISION SUPPORT . 25/Davis


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MCYF1 49 mi57 min 80°F
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 49 mi57 min SSE 1.9 G 4.1
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 49 mi63 min NE 1.9 G 2.9

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 mi19 minN 010.00 miFair78°F52°F40%1015.4 hPa
Winter Havens Gilbert Airport, FL14 mi22 minVar 410.00 miFair79°F48°F34%1015.1 hPa
Orlando International Airport, FL20 mi22 minN 510.00 miA Few Clouds80°F51°F37%1014.7 hPa
Bartow Municipal, FL22 mi25 minVar 410.00 miClear79°F48°F34%1014.6 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KISM

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Tide / Current Tables for CSX Rockport, Mckay Bay Entrance, Florida
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Tide / Current Tables for Davis Island, Hillsborough Bay, Florida
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Weather Map
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (14,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Melbourne, FL
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Gulf Stream Current


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