Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
143 PM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.AVIATION...
23/18Z-24/18Z. Cold front continues to push south across
central FL with a mixture of VCTS/VCSH at all terminals
TIL 00Z-01Z. Winds NE to ENE and gusty...diminishing late
night...then becoming easterly and gusty again late morning.

&&

.Prev Discussion... /issued 908 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017/

SHORT TERM (Today)...
A weakening front in north-central FL will push across the
area with modest amounts of moisture and cooler temperatures
aloft. The 12Z TBW RAOB came in with a PWAT of 1.2 inches
and -16C at 500MB. Increasing clouds and slight chance to
chance showers...along with an isolated thunderstorm
possible...will spread in later this morning and through out
the afternoon. The front will exit into south FL this
evening...taking the clouds and showers with it. The
forecasts are on track with no updates planned.

MARINE...
A front slides across the waters today with thunderstorms
producing locally higher winds and seas. Winds begin to
increase in the wake of the front and reach exercise caution
to advisory speeds tonight as high pressure builds in.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  61  79  62  81 /  10   0   0  10
FMY  62  80  61  83 /  10  10   0  10
GIF  59  78  59  83 /  10   0   0  10
SRQ  61  77  61  79 /  10   0   0  10
BKV  58  78  56  82 /   0   0   0  10
SPG  62  78  64  80 /  10   0   0  10

&&

.TBW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
Gulf waters...Small Craft Advisory from 8 PM this evening to 3 AM EDT
     Friday for Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL
     out 20 to 60 NM-Waters from Englewood to Tarpon
     Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-Waters from Tarpon Springs
     to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM.

&&

$$

AVIATION...09/Rude
SHORT TERM/MARINE...09/Rude



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