Wintry Start to April from the Northern Rockies to the Northern Plains; Intense Storm Off the East Coast

Heavy snow and below normal temperatures will continue to shift across the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains behind a cold front through Friday. Ahead of the front, a wintry mix including some freezing rain is forecast to develop across the eastern Dakotas into the Upper Midwest by Thursday. A strong storm off the Mid-Atlantic coast is producing hurricane-force winds and dangerous seas today.
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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

2NM S Manasota Key FL

Marine Point Forecast

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  • This
    Afternoon

    Sunny

    NW 17kt
    2ft

    High: 75 °F

  • Tonight

    Clear

    NW 14kt
    2ft

    Low: 58 °F

  • Thursday

    Sunny

    ENE 8kt
    1ft

    High: 77 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    NW 9kt
    1ft

    Low: 62 °F

  • Friday

    Sunny

    E 8kt
    < 1ft

    High: 81 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    WNW 6ktWinds Decreasing
    < 1ft

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Sunny

    ESE 7kt
    < 1ft

    High: 82 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Light Wind
    < 1ft

    Low: 66 °F

  • Sunday

    Partly Sunny

    ESE 9kt
    < 1ft

    High: 81 °F


High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 1:44 pm EDT Apr 1, 2020
Forecast Valid: 4pm EDT Apr 1, 2020-6pm EDT Apr 7, 2020

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Detailed Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

Synopsis: A tight pressure gradient between a cold front over southern Florida and high pressure building into the southeast U.S. will keep gusty winds over the coastal waters through this evening. Will keep SCEC for all eastern gulf coast waters and high risk for rip currents at local beaches through this evening. As high pressure builds in over the SE U.S., winds will gradually shift NE, then E and decreasing through the end of the week. Winds will remain less than 15 knots and seas 2 feet or less into the weekend with no other marine impacts expected.

This Afternoon
NW wind around 17 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.
Tonight
NW wind 8 to 14 kt becoming NNE after midnight. Clear. Seas around 2 ft.
Thursday
NE wind 6 to 8 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft.
Thursday Night
NW wind 7 to 9 kt becoming NE after midnight. Mostly clear. Seas around 1 ft.
Friday
ENE wind 6 to 8 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
Friday Night
WNW wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
Saturday
E wind around 7 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
Saturday Night
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
Sunday
ESE wind 6 to 9 kt. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.

*Notices:

  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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Point Forecast: 26.9°N 82.34°W
Last Update: 1:44 pm EDT Apr 1, 2020
Forecast Valid: 4pm EDT Apr 1, 2020-6pm EDT Apr 7, 2020
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