Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KTBW 040117
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
817 PM EST Sat Dec 3 2016

.UPDATE...
Satellite imagery and local observations are showing mostly clear
skies across central and southwest Florida. High pressure to the
north remains in control of the weather with dry conditions expected
overnight and again on Sunday. Winds will remain out of the east-
northeast overnight, then veering southeast by Sunday afternoon.
Temperatures will remain 4-6 degrees above normal tonight and on
Sunday. The forecast is on track, so no updates needed at this time.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions will prevail through the period. Winds will remain
out of the east northeast less than 10 knots overnight, then veering
to the southeast tomorrow afternoon. No aviation impacts expected.

&&

.MARINE...
Periods of choppy seas and breezy winds creating hazardous marine
conditions continues this weekend and through next week.

Pressure gradient to again tighten with an easterly surge later this
evening and overnight hours to again see SCEC elevated winds and
seas into Sunday. Winds veer more southerly Monday as storm system m
over through the deep south. Cold front to move through the region
with NW winds and high pressure building into the region mid week
then another front to move through the region. All the unsettled
weather will keep hazardous marine conditions in the E Gulf waters
through the forecast period.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  64  81  69  81 /   0   0  10  20
FMY  64  82  69  83 /   0  10  10  20
GIF  60  82  66  83 /   0   0  10  20
SRQ  63  81  69  81 /   0   0  10  20
BKV  57  82  66  82 /   0   0  10  20
SPG  64  80  68  79 /   0   0  10  20

&&

.TBW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...Beach Hazards Statement through Monday evening for Coastal
     Sarasota.

Gulf waters...None.
&&

$$

UPDATE/AVIATION/MARINE...74/Wynn
UPPER AIR...84/Austin
DECISION SUPPORT...05/Carlisle



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