Strong Pacific Storm will Impact West to Rockies and Plains

Isolated thunderstorms associated with a Pacific Storm may produce locally heavy rain, gusty winds, and hail for portions of the West; and another round of heavy snow to the northern California mountains above 5,000 feet. As the storm moves inland, heavy snow will develop in the northern Rockies midweek, then is expected to spread across the Central Rockies and Plains later this week.
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Last Update: 857 PM EDT Tue Mar 26 2019

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

11NM WNW Captiva FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

Synopsis: A cold front will continue to move south across the waters tonight. Winds will veer to the north to northeast late tonight with speeds increasing to Small Craft Advisory range by early tomorrow morning. Winds and seas will remain elevated with hazardous boating conditions for small craft operators expected to continue through early Thursday as the pressure gradient tightens between developing low pressure east of Florida and strong surface high pressure along the eastern seaboard. Lighter northeast to east winds and lower seas should return late in the week into the weekend.

Rest Of Tonight
Northwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Wednesday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming north around 20 knots late in the morning, then diminishing to 10 to 15 knots early in the afternoon increasing to around 20 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Wednesday Night
North winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to around 20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters rough.
Thursday
Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Thursday Night
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday
Northeast winds around 15 knots then becoming north 5 to 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday Night
North winds around 10 knots then becoming east in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday
Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming west late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday Night
Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday
East winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 857 PM EDT Tue Mar 26 2019
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