Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
934 AM EST Tue Jan 24 2017

.UPDATE...
Ridging remains in place over the Florida peninsula this
morning as a trough/closed low continues to move off the
mid-Atlantic region. At the surface, the pressure gradient
will continue to lessen between high pressure over the
southern Gulf of Mexico and parting low pressure well to our
northeast, so we will still have northwest winds through the
day, but not as gusty as we had yesterday. Otherwise, with
high pressure building, expect a dry and mostly sunny day.
The forecast remains on track, with no updates needed this
morning.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions are expected through the rest of today. Some
patchy fog is possible early Wednesday morning, with MVFR or
lower conditions possible.

&&

.MARINE...
Latest wave height measurements from surrounding buoys
indicate that seas are still over 7 feet across parts of the
near shore waters and higher still across the offshore
waters, so even though winds have subsided below 20 knots,
we have extended the Small Craft Advisory through this
afternoon for elevated seas leading to continued hazardous
boating conditions. We will re-evaluate wave heights this
afternoon. After today, high pressure will remain over the
area for a couple of days, with no additional headlines
expected.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  70  56  75  66 /   0   0   0  10
FMY  75  56  78  63 /   0   0   0  10
GIF  72  51  78  60 /   0   0   0  10
SRQ  70  56  74  63 /   0   0   0  10
BKV  70  48  77  60 /   0   0   0  10
SPG  70  59  74  64 /   0   0   0  10

&&

.TBW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...High Rip Current Risk until 7 PM EST this evening for
     Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Lee-
     Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-Pinellas.

     High Surf Advisory until 1 PM EST this afternoon for
     Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Lee-
     Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-Pinellas.

Gulf waters...Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EST this afternoon for
     Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out
     20 NM-Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs
     FL out 20 NM-Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL
     out 20 to 60 NM-Waters from Englewood to Tarpon
     Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-Waters from Tarpon Springs
     to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM.

&&

$$

UPDATE/AVIATION/MARINE...05/Carlisle



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