Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
925 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.UPDATE...
HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF FLORIDA CONTINUES EASTWARD. THE LOW LEVEL
EAST FLOW IN THE LOWEST SEVERAL THOUSAND FEET OF THE SURFACE IS
BRINGING IN ATLANTIC MOISTURE OVER THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PART OF
THE PENINSULA. THE 12Z SOUNDING SHOWS WESTERLY WINDS ABOVE THE LARGE
INVERSION AT 800 MB AND WV IMAGERY SHOWS THE CONNECTION TO DEEP
MOISTURE OVER THE PACIFIC CONTINUING. MFL SOUNDING SHOWS MORE
MOISTURE WITH 1.71 PW. THE CLOUD COVER HAS BEEN ADJUSTED TO INDICATE
THE PERSISTENT LOW LEVEL DECK OVER SW FLORIDA THIS MORNING. EASTERLY
FLOW WILL CONTINUE WITH  MOISTURE INCREASE CONTINUING AND SPREADING
NORTH.

&&

.AVIATION...
A LOW DECK OF CLOUDS EXTENDS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FL AND WITH INCREASING
MOISTURE WILL BE PERSISTENT AND LIKELY SPREAD TO NORTHERN TAF SITES.

&&

.MARINE...
HIGH PRESSURE TO THE NORTH WILL KEEP DRY CONDITIONS...NORTHEAST TO
SOUTHEAST WINDS IN THE 10 TO 15 KNOT RANGE AND SEAS 3 FEET OR LESS
OVER THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. WINDS WILL VEER TO THE
SOUTH ON MONDAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE EASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO. THE WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTH NORTHWEST IN THE WAKE
OF THIS FRONT ON TUESDAY...BUT WILL REMAIN BELOW HEADLINE CRITERIA.

&&

.TBW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
GULF WATERS...NONE.
&&

$$

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