Storm Moving Through the Upper Midwest to the Northeast

Heavy rain and the potential for strong thunderstorms along and east of the Appalachians will precede a cold front, while snow showers will fall behind the front in the Ohio Valley, Upper Midwest and Great Lake States. Rain-on-snow flooding is possible in portions of New England and New York State. Rain and high elevation snow will return to the west.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 950 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

6NM SE Sanibel FL

Marine Zone Forecast

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATED FOR THE LATEST MARINE WEATHER INFORMATION. THE WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE WAVES. THE HIGHEST WAVES MAY RARELY BE TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. THE WINDS AND SEAS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE HIGHER THAN FORECAST.

Synopsis: A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT...WITH HIGH PRESSURE THEN MOVING INTO THE SOUTHEAST FOR SUNDAY. WINDS WILL REACH EXERCISE CAUTION AND NEAR-ADVISORY LEVELS FOR A PERIOD TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY AND THEN WILL RELAX THROUGH THE REST OF THE DAY...ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL AGAIN SURGE TO NEAR- ADVISORY LEVELS FOR SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE WEEK SHOULD THEN FEATURE BENIGN BOATING CONDITIONS WITH NO HEADLINES EXPECTED.

This Afternoon
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tonight
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming north around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday
Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming north late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday Night
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming east around 20 knots late in the evening, then diminishing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Monday
East winds around 15 knots then becoming south 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Monday Night
Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday Night
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 950 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017
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