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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin Florida
1004 am EDT Friday Oct 24 2014

dry high pressure is ridging over the area from the north. A tight
pressure gradient remains across our southern areas between the
ridging and the stalled frontal boundary to the south of the
state which will result in some gusty conditions across the
southern zones this afternoon. Highs today should reach into the
upper 70s north to middle 80s south. Current forecast is on track and
have no updates planned.


VFR conditions are expected for the next 24 hours with moderate and
gusty NE winds this afternoon becoming more northerly overnight
around 5-8kts.


Small Craft Advisory will continue for the next few hours for the
central and southern coastal waters as gusty NE winds will continue
through early afternoon. Winds will drop below Small Craft Advisory criteria by early
afternoon in to the 10-15 knots range area wide. Winds will decrease
over the weekend as high pressure settles into the region.


Tbw watches/warnings/advisories...
Gulf waters...Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM EDT this afternoon for
Bonita Beach to Englewood out 20 nm-Bonita Beach to
Englewood out 20 to 60 nm-Englewood to Tarpon Springs
out 20 nm-Englewood to Tarpon Springs out 20 to 60 nm.



Update/aviation/fire weather...24/Hubbard
decision support...05/Carlisle

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