Fire Weather Threats Continue in the West; Wintry Weather from Upper Midwest to New England

High pressure in the west continues to send weather systems into the Great Basin, and this is keeping fire weather threats elevated to critical across southern California. A series of weather systems will bring widespread snow from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast U.S., with locally heavier snow amounts on the lee side of the Great Lakes.
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Last Update: 1029 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

11NM WNW Captiva FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: High pressure has moved south of Florida which will be producing a southwest wind flow over the coastal waters for the next couple of days. A weak front moves through on Friday bringing a slight chance of showers over the coastal waters. Winds will veer to the north and then northeast behind this front on Saturday. High pressure settles back into the area through Sunday and will produce an easterly component wind over the coastal waters, but remaining 15 knots or less by the beginning of next week. So outside of any shower activity on Friday, the conditions over the coastal waters should be favorable for any boating activities.

This Afternoon
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tonight
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday Night
West winds around 5 knots then becoming north after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Saturday
Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday Night
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday
East winds around 15 knots then becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday
Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 1029 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017
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