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Marine Weather and Tides
Beacon Square, FL

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12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
10/9/2019 Updated the Marine Zones.
9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 6:37AMSunset 8:33PM Saturday July 4, 2020 11:48 PM EDT (03:48 UTC) Moonrise 7:23PMMoonset 4:57AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 14 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- 840 Pm Edt Sat Jul 4 2020
Rest of tonight..Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated Thunderstorms early in the evening. Isolated Thunderstorms after midnight. Scattered showers toward morning.
Sunday..Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Showers likely and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Monday..Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Showers in the morning. A slight chance of Thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Monday night..Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming south around 5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms.
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. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north around 5 knots late in the evening, then becoming northeast after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest late in the morning, then becoming west around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Wednesday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Thursday..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 840 Pm Edt Sat Jul 4 2020
Synopsis.. Atlantic high pressure stretching into the southern gulf of mexico with an axis along the florida keys will maintain a westerly flow pattern for the next couple of days. The ridge axis lifts into central florida by midweek with prevailing easterly flow...except for afternoon seas breezes. Higher winds and seas as well as dangerous lightning can be expected near Thunderstorms.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Beacon Square, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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FXUS62 KTBW 050000 AFDTBW

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL 800 PM EDT Sat Jul 4 2020

UPDATE. Mid level troughiness continues over the southeast US and northern Gulf of Mexico through Sun as a frontal boundary meanders along the AL/GA/FL border. Atlantic high pressure stretches into the southern Gulf of Mexico with an axis along the Florida Keys. These features will provide a moist west-southwest 1000-700 mb flow for the 24 hours or so. Model PWAT values range from 1.8 to over 2 inches - south to north.

The afternoon showers and limited thunderstorms currently across the area are exiting to the east and will wind down shortly. Then showers and a few storms form on the Gulf late tonight, push across coastal areas in the morning, then move inland in the afternoon. The greatest coverage is expected in the north in the morning then shifting inland in the afternoon. Low temperatures will run above normal by a couple or degrees or so while the highs stay near normal. Current forecasts are on track but have made some adjustments in the near term to better reflect ongoing conditions.

AVIATION. 05/00Z TAf cycle. Afternoon convection has cleared all the terminals except LAL which has some SHRA in the VCNTY . these should be gone by 03Z. Prevailing VFR as late night Gulf SHRA/TSRA push across northern aerodromes AFT 09Z and the southern ones AFT 12Z. A west-southwest flow pattern will shift the bulk of the SHRA/TSRA inland in the afternoon.

MARINE. A high pressure ridge axis near the Florida Keys will provide west-southwest winds and adequate moisture for showers and thunderstorms for the next few days. Winds/seas no more than 15 knots/ 3 feet . but locally high near storms.

Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs. TPA 80 90 79 91 / 30 70 40 80 FMY 78 92 78 93 / 20 60 20 60 GIF 75 92 75 92 / 30 90 20 90 SRQ 79 90 79 91 / 30 70 40 70 BKV 74 90 74 91 / 30 80 50 80 SPG 79 90 79 92 / 30 70 50 70

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

UPDATE/AVIATION/MARINE . 09/Rude UPPER AIR . 69/Close DECISION SUPPORT . 69/Close


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FHPF1 - Fred Howard Park, FL 6 mi114 min WSW 11 G 13 85°F 1013.8 hPa
CWBF1 - 8726724 - Clearwater Beach, FL 18 mi48 min SW 12 G 14 85°F 90°F1014 hPa (+0.9)
SKCF1 27 mi168 min WSW 3.9 G 3.9
TPAF1 - 8726694 - TPA Cruise Terminal 2, Tampa, FL 27 mi54 min S 2.9 G 5.1
EBEF1 28 mi48 min 85°F 92°F1013.7 hPa (-0.6)
OPTF1 - 8726607 - Old Port Tampa, FL 28 mi48 min WSW 7 G 8.9 84°F 89°F1014.2 hPa (+1.1)
TSHF1 - 8726667 - East Bay Causeway, FL 28 mi54 min S 5.1 G 8.9
SAPF1 - 8726520 - St. Petersburg, FL 33 mi48 min SW 4.1 G 5.1 84°F 89°F1014.3 hPa (+1.0)
CLBF1 34 mi54 min SW 6 G 8 84°F 1013.4 hPa
GCTF1 34 mi48 min 85°F 1013.9 hPa (+1.0)73°F
MTBF1 40 mi48 min WSW 7 G 8 84°F 1014 hPa (+1.1)72°F
PMAF1 42 mi48 min 85°F 1014.1 hPa (+1.1)
42098 45 mi22 min 87°F2 ft

Wind History for Clearwater Beach, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tampa, Tampa International Airport, FL22 mi55 minSW 610.00 miPartly Cloudy83°F71°F67%1014 hPa
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, FL23 mi55 minSSW 45.00 miFair with Haze83°F75°F79%1013.9 hPa
Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, FL24 mi55 minSSE 310.00 miFair76°F73°F91%1013.9 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KTPA

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Tide / Current Tables for Gulf Harbors, Florida
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Gulf Harbors
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Sat -- 01:11 AM EDT     2.94 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:57 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 06:25 AM EDT     1.64 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:39 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 12:06 PM EDT     3.66 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:48 PM EDT     -0.61 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:22 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 08:31 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.72.92.92.62.21.81.71.722.533.53.73.53.12.51.60.7-0-0.5-0.6-0.30.51.4

Tide / Current Tables for Anclote Key, southern end, Florida
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Anclote Key
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Sat -- 12:33 AM EDT     2.81 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:27 AM EDT     1.17 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:57 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 06:39 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 11:28 AM EDT     3.50 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:50 PM EDT     -0.44 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:22 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 08:32 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.82.82.41.91.51.21.21.522.63.13.53.53.12.61.80.90.2-0.3-0.4-0.20.41.22

Weather Map
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (23,6,7,8)
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