Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
1223 PM EST Sat Nov 18 2017

.AVIATION...
18/18Z TAFs. SKC to FEW CU/CI this afternoon with...or becoming...
S to SW winds. Winds diminish as they back over night under SKC...
but with limited BR expected at LAL/PGD. Approaching cold front
will bring increasing clouds and VCNTY SHRA AFT 14Z at TPA/PIE/LAL
but BYD 18Z for the terminals to the south. Winds pick up and
shift with the arrival of the front.

&&

.Prev Discussion... /issued 927 AM EST Sat Nov 18 2017/

UPDATE...
Upper level ridge from the Gulf of Mexico will keep the forecast
dry and mostly clear...as patchy late night fog lifts shortly. A
ridge of high pressure across the state from the Atlantic eases
southward today with light northeasterly winds becoming
southwesterly. Temperatures will run slightly above normal today.

MARINE...
High pressure ridging across the waters from the Atlantic will
ease southward today with northeast and east winds becoming
southwest...10 knots or less today then 10 to 15 knots tonight as
a front approaches. The front is expected to traverse the area
Sun with shifting winds that increase to around 20 knots.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  66  77  52  74 /  10  40  10   0
FMY  63  80  59  77 /   0  20  10   0
GIF  60  78  50  73 /   0  40  10   0
SRQ  64  76  54  75 /  10  40  10   0
BKV  60  76  46  73 /  10  40   0   0
SPG  66  76  55  73 /  10  40  10   0

&&

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

$$

AVIATION...09/RUDE
UPDATE/MARINE...09/Rude



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