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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
923 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.UPDATE...
THE 00Z SOUNDING CONTINUES TO SHOW LOW LEVEL MOISTURE BELOW 4000
FEET...WHICH CORRELATES WITH LOW CLOUDS BEING REPORTED IN SURFACE
OBSERVATIONS AROUND THE REGION. SATELLITE IMAGERY IS SHOWING SOME
BREAKS IN THE LOW CLOUDS...HOWEVER WE ARE GOING TO HOLD ON TO THE LOW
CLOUDS OVERNIGHT IN THE FORECAST. HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE AREA
ON MONDAY...BRING DRIER AIR AND DECREASED CLOUDINESS FOR THE WORK
WEEK. OVERALL THE GRIDS LOOKED GOOD AND NOT MAJOR CHANGES WERE MADE.

&&

.AVIATION...
LARGE AREA OF STRATOCUMULUS WITH MVFR CEILINGS BETWEEN 2000 AND 3000
FEET OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA IS CONTINUING
TO DRIFT SOUTH AND WILL LIKELY OVERSPREAD THE REGION DURING THE
NIGHT. EXPECT THESE CLOUDS TO ERODE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH LATE TONIGHT
INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING WITH VFR CONDITIONS RETURNING.

&&

.MARINE...
BUOY REPORTS AND COASTAL OBSERVATIONS ARE SHOWING NORTH NORTHWEST
WINDS IN THE 10 TO 15 KNOT AND ARE EXPECTED TO VEER TO THE NORTH
NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT AND REMAIN BELOW 15 KNOTS. AS HIGH PRESSURE
MOVES INTO THE REGION ON MONDAY...WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS ALLOWING FOR PLEASANT BOATING CONDITIONS.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
TPA  60  80  65  81 /   0   0   0  10
FMY  62  82  65  83 /   0   0   0  10
GIF  59  80  62  84 /   0   0   0  10
SRQ  60  80  63  80 /   0   0   0  10
BKV  55  80  55  83 /   0   0  10  10
SPG  64  78  68  78 /   0   0   0  10

&&

.TBW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
GULF WATERS...NONE.
&&

$$

UPDATE/MARINE...74/WYNN
AVIATION...69/CLOSE





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