Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KTBW 210105
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
805 PM EST Tue Nov 20 2018

.UPDATE...
A short wave trough tracks east over the desert Southwest tonight
as troughiness aloft the eastern seaboard eases toward the
Atlantic...with nearly zonal flow above the Gulf of Mexico and
FL. The cold front of today is now diffuse and marked mainly by
some cloudiness and a few showers across the far southern and
southeastern counties. Northwesterly winds...on the robust side
at times...will gradually diminish and become more northerly
during the night. Forecasts generally on track but will have a
few showers along the Polk-Highlands border for the next couple of
hours.

&&

.AVIATION...
21/00Z TAF cycle. Prevailing VFR as clouds slowly clear overnight.
Although there may be brief MVFR CIGS down south TIL 03Z then
patchy ground fog toward sunrise...mainly PSBL at LAL and PGD but
have left out of the TAFs. NW and somewhat robust winds shift to
N-NE and diminish this evening. Winds shift back to NW Wed
afternoon.

&&

.MARINE...
Northwest winds filtering in behind the front early this evening
have been fresh (17-21 knots) at times. But expect these speeds
to be brief and will refrain from any caution headlines.

High pressure builds into the Gulf over night then tracks east
through Fri with veering and somewhat slackening winds. A cold
front approaches for the weekend.

&&

.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
TPA  61  77  56  74 /   0   0   0  10
FMY  65  81  61  78 /   0   0   0  10
GIF  60  78  56  75 /   0   0   0  10
SRQ  63  77  58  75 /   0   0   0  10
BKV  53  75  50  73 /   0   0   0  10
SPG  64  75  60  73 /   0   0   0  10

&&

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

$$

UPDATE/AVIATION/MARINE...09/Rude
UPPER AIR...69/Close
DECISION SUPPORT...69/Close


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