Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
936 AM EDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...High Rip Current Risk Ends At 10 AM...

.SHORT TERM (Today)...
Broad high pressure over the eastern half of the Gulf this
morning along with a low on the Mid-Atlantic coast will
maintain a dry westerly flow across the area. The 12Z TBW
RAOB had 0.42 inches of PWAT and west winds through the
column. The early morning cloudiness that came in off the
Gulf is eroding away with skies becoming mostly sunny. All
forecasts looks good but will update at 10 AM to clear the
Rip Current headline. Decreasing winds and seas have lowered
the risk of rip currents.

&&

.AVIATION...
25/13Z-26/12Z. VFR prevails as BKN SC is giving way to
SCT...becoming FEW in the afternoon. West winds pick up
slightly during the afternoon with some modest gusts.

&&

.MARINE...
Westerly continue today with seas of no more than 10 to 15
knots. Winds begin to back tonight as high pressure moves
east of the waters...with benigh speeds.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  78  65  81  69 /   0   0   0   0
FMY  80  63  84  68 /   0   0   0   0
GIF  81  60  85  64 /   0   0   0   0
SRQ  77  65  79  67 /   0   0   0   0
BKV  79  59  83  59 /   0   0   0   0
SPG  77  67  79  71 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.TBW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...High Rip Current Risk until 10 AM EDT this morning for
     Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Lee-
     Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-Pinellas.

Gulf waters...None.
&&

$$

UPDATE/AVIATION/MARINE/FIRE WEATHER...09/Rude
UPPER AIR...11/McKaughan
DECISION SUPPORT...69/Close



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