Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
854 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.UPDATE...
The weather this morning across west central and southwest Florida
is very pleasant. Most surface observations are showing clear skies
as well as the morning visible satellite imagery. With high pressure
in control of the weather, sunny skies can be expected across the
region today. And as far as temperatures, not a lot of change from
the past several days can be expected. High temps today will hover
well above average approaching records once again. No changes needed
to the forecast.

&&

.AVIATION...
All terminals are reporting VFR conditions this morning. East-
northeast winds will turn to a predominant easterly direction later
this morning, but still remaining 10 knots or less through the
period. No other aviation impacts expected.

&&

.MARINE...
Strong surface high pressure from the western Atlantic extending
west across the southeastern states and northern Gulf coast will
maintain southeast winds across the Gulf waters through Friday. The
pressure gradient associated with the high will continue to remain
tight enough to keep any sea breeze component just offshore today,
but as the high weakens some on Friday better chances for the sea
breeze component will increase. Now during the weekend and into
early next week a lighter southeast to southwest wind flow is
expected across the waters as the surface high weakens further and
sinks south to lie east to west across the central peninsula during
the latter part of the weekend with an onshore sea breeze component
developing along the coast each afternoon. Winds and seas should
remain below 15 knots/3 feet through the period with no headlines
expected.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  85  67  84  66 /   0   0  10  20
FMY  86  68  85  65 /  10  10  20   0
GIF  87  65  86  64 /   0  10  10   0
SRQ  85  66  83  65 /   0   0  10  10
BKV  86  64  85  61 /   0   0  10  10
SPG  85  67  83  67 /   0   0  10  20

&&

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

$$

UPDATE/AVIATION/MARINE...74/Wynn DECISION
SUPPORT...25/Davis



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