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FXUS62 KTBW 230103
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
903 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

.DISCUSSION (TONIGHT)...
ALOFT - A RIDGE REACHED ACROSS THE MID CONUS FROM MEXICO TO THE
CANADIAN PRAIRIES AND A TROUGH FROM THE GREAT LAKES TO THE SE
U.S. RESULTED IN NEARLY ZONAL FLOW ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO
AND FL. AT THE SURFACE - HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER GREAT LAKES
SPRAWLED TO THE WESTERN GULF COAST STATES...A COLD FRONT ARCED FROM
THE SAINT LAWRENCE VALLEY ACROSS THE APPALACHIAN CHAIN TO THE
WESTERN GULF COAST...AND A HIGH PRESSURE CENTER IN THE WESTERN AND
CENTRAL GULF REACHED TO FL. THE GULF SURFACE HIGH DOMINATES
OVERNIGHT WITH WEST OR NORTHWEST LIGHT WINDS AND A FEW CLOUDS THAT
WILL GIVE WAY TO PATCHY FOG TOWARD SUNRISE. CURRENT FORECASTS LOOK
ON TRACK WITH NO UPDATES PLANNED.

&&

.AVIATION...
THROUGH 24/00Z...PREVAILING VFR EXCEPT LATE NIGHT MVFR BR LAL AND
PGD...FMY AND RSW MAY SEE VFR BR. SOME LOW CLOUDS FORM TOWARD
SUNRISE BUT EXPECT THEM TO STAY FEW TO SCT.

&&

.MARINE...
HIGH PRESSURE IN THE GULF TONIGHT WILL KEEP WINDS WEST OR NORTHWEST
AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS. THE NEXT FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 10 PM
WITH LITTLE CHANGE.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
TPA  64  83  68  84 /   0   0  10  10
FMY  64  85  65  87 /   0   0   0   0
GIF  63  85  66  88 /   0   0  10  20
SRQ  63  80  64  84 /   0   0  10  10
BKV  57  84  58  86 /   0   0  10  10
SPG  67  81  69  84 /   0   0  10  10

&&

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

$$

DISCUSSION/AVIATION/MARINE...09/RUDE
DECISION SUPPORT SERVICES...74/WYNN
UPPER AIR/DATA ACQUISITION...14/MROCZKA








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