Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
121 AM EDT Sat Mar 25 2017

.AVIATION...
VFR at all terminals next 24 hours. Generally easterly winds will
give way to a sea breeze turning winds onshore near the coast
Saturday afternoon, most likely at KTPA, KPIE, and KSRQ. No other
aviation impacts expected.

&&

.Prev Discussion... /issued 819 PM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017/

UPDATE...
Early evening water vapor satellite imagery is showing a large spun
up trough over the Southern Plains, while ridging remains in control
aloft across Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Generally
easterly surface flow is continuing to bring in modest low level
moisture off the Atlantic, which will support scattered cloud
coverage overnight. Surface dew points are high enough that a few
patches of fog cannot be completely ruled out, but the cloud cover
and surface winds should prevent widespread fog.

The forecast looks on track overall with near to above normal
temperatures and rain free conditions holding well into next week.
No significant changes are needed for the evening update.

AVIATION...
VFR conditions will hold through the next 24 hours. Generally
easterly winds could give way to a sea breeze turning winds onshore
near the coast Saturday afternoon, most likely at KTPA, KPIE, and
KSRQ.

MARINE...
Atlantic surface high pressure will continue to ridge into the
northeastern Gulf of Mexico through the middle of next week. A fairly
tight pressure gradient tonight will allow for an easterly surge
increasing wind speeds up to cautionary level offshore through early
Saturday morning. The pressure gradient will then gradually relax
through the weekend, with winds and seas expected to remain below
headline criteria through the remainder of the period.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  81  65  81  65 /  10  10  10   0
FMY  83  63  83  63 /  30  30  10  10
GIF  83  62  83  62 /  10  10  20   0
SRQ  80  62  79  62 /  10  10  10   0
BKV  82  59  83  58 /  10   0  10   0
SPG  80  66  80  66 /  10  10  10   0

&&

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

$$

AVIATION...74/Wynn
DECISION SUPPORT...14/Mroczka



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