Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
825 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.UPDATE...
Significant ridging in place will continue our record
breaking temperatures (see climate section below) with
widespread upper 80s tomorrow and maybe even a couple of
spots seeing a 90 on the thermometer...

Although ample low level moisture exists and some clearing
will occur, it appears as though boundary layer winds may be
too strong for widespread fog development and low stratus
will prevail in the morning hours. However, fog prone areas
will likely still see some patchy fog so no significant
changes were made except to prolong the possibility of sea
fog off the Nature Coast through tomorrow afternoon.


&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions will prevail through 09Z while MVFR cigs are
expected to develop late overnight. Breezy winds overnight
should prevent widespread fog development although a few
hours of MVFR vsby is possible before sunrise at our more
vulnerable terminals. VFR will return through the evening
with gusty winds predominately out of the SE.

&&

.MARINE...
Strong ridge of high pressure continues to dominate our
region with prevailing easterly winds and no rain chances. A
relatively tight pressure gradient will allow for some
gusty winds, especially in our southern waters. Patchy sea
fog will be possible in our northern zones late overnight
through the early afternoon hours.

&&

.CLIMATE...
Our well above average temperatures will
continue through the remainder of the month... Today, both
Tampa (TPA) and Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) broke their high
temperatures for the day. They also broke the all time
record high temperature for the month of February at 89 and
90 respectively. Meanwhile, the low temperature of 73
degrees this morning at Tampa International would be a
monthly record high minimum if it does not drop lower before
midnight tonight.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  70  87  67  85 /  10   0   0  10
FMY  67  88  67  86 /  10  10   0  10
GIF  67  87  65  86 /  10   0  10  10
SRQ  69  86  66  85 /   0   0   0  10
BKV  65  88  63  86 /  10   0   0  10
SPG  69  86  67  84 /  10   0   0  10

&&

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

$$

UPDATE/AVIATION/MARINE...42/Norman
UPPER AIR...11/McKaughan
DECISION SUPPORT...11/McKaughan


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