Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
900 AM EDT Fri May 26 2017

.SHORT TERM (Today)...
Upper level ridging over the Atlantic reached westward over
Cuba to Mexico and the northwest Gulf coast while a weak
short wave trough was above the northeast Gulf. The ridging
dominates the area today with dry and warm southwest to west
flow aloft. The 12Z Tampa RAOB came in with a PWAT of 0.65
inches. Fairly relaxed high pressure sprawled across most of
the Gulf region. A frontal boundary was along the FL Keys
and just off the southeast Fl coast. After a cool start this
morning with lows in the 50s north and 60s elsewhere
temperatures will warm to the 80s with perhaps around 90
inland and in the far south...under mostly sunny to sunny
skies. Current forecasts on track with no updates needed.

&&

.AVIATION...
26/12Z-27/12Z. VFR under SKC...although southern terminals
may see FEW CU/CI this afternoon. Light variable/NE winds
shift to onshore at 9KT or less for the afternoon and push
inland...reaching LAL.

&&

.MARINE...
High pressure sprawling across the region will keep winds
light with an afternoon breeze providing an onshore shift
at slightly more modest speeds. Next forecast out around 10
AM with little if any change.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  85  69  88  72 /   0   0   0  10
FMY  90  71  92  72 /   0   0   0   0
GIF  89  66  94  69 /   0   0   0   0
SRQ  84  68  85  72 /   0   0   0   0
BKV  87  58  90  64 /   0   0   0  10
SPG  85  71  87  75 /   0   0   0  10

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM/AVIATION/MARINE...09/Rude
UPPER AIR...14/Mroczka
DECISION SUPPORT...57/McMichael



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