Tampa Bay Marine Channels Forecast

The Tampa Bay Marine Channels Forecast is designed to aid local pilots by providing them with meteorological and oceanographic forecasts at the MCF stations located along the marine channels.

The forecasts are provided by NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) Tampa Bay Area Weather Forecast Office and by the National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) Tampa Bay Operational Forecast System (TBOFS). The water level observation data is from the NOS/CO-OPS Tampa Bay PORTS®.

More information about NOAA/NWS forecast parameters, weather types and hazards, please visit this page.

Sunshine Skyway Bridge


Tampa Bay Marine Channels Forecast
NOAA/NOS & NOAA/NWS
115 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2022

Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Time Period Wind Gust Water Significant Current Probability Probability Weather Hazards
Speed & (knot) Level Wave Height Speed & of of Visibility
Direction (ft) (ft) Direction Precipitation Less Than 1
(knot, °T) (knot, °T) (%) Nautical Mile (%)

2022/05/25 1300 EDT S 12 15 2.09 1.0 0.16 281 15 0
2022/05/25 1400 EDT SSW 14 16 1.82 1.0 0.56 236 10 0
2022/05/25 1500 EDT SSW 15 15 1.56 1.0 0.97 237 10 0
2022/05/25 1600 EDT SW 14 15 1.36 1.0 1.06 236 10 0
2022/05/25 1700 EDT SW 12 14 1.34 1.0 0.76 237 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/25 1800 EDT SW 11 12 1.50 1.0 0.37 239 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/25 1900 EDT SW 9 11 1.73 1.0 0.05 28 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/25 2000 EDT SW 8 10 1.96 1.0 0.45 53 15 0
2022/05/25 2100 EDT SSW 8 9 2.18 1.0 0.75 54 15 0
2022/05/25 2200 EDT SSE 8 10 2.33 1.0 0.81 55 15 0
2022/05/25 2300 EDT E 9 11 2.35 1.0 0.62 54 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/26 0000 EDT ESE 11 13 2.21 1.0 0.27 50 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/26 0100 EDT ESE 12 15 2.00 1.0 0.12 261 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/26 0200 EDT ESE 13 17 1.78 1.0 0.53 243 15 0
2022/05/26 0300 EDT ESE 15 18 1.56 1.0 0.79 241 15 0
2022/05/26 0400 EDT ESE 15 19 1.38 1.0 0.84 241 15 0
2022/05/26 0500 EDT ESE 15 21 1.37 1.0 0.63 243 5 0
2022/05/26 0600 EDT ESE 14 20 1.58 1.0 0.25 255 5 0
2022/05/26 0700 EDT SE 14 20 1.87 1.0 0.25 35 5 0
2022/05/26 0800 EDT SE 14 20 2.17 1.0 0.73 48 5 0
2022/05/26 0900 EDT SE 14 19 2.46 1.0 1.02 51 5 0
2022/05/26 1000 EDT SE 14 18 2.67 1.0 1.04 51 5 0
2022/05/26 1100 EDT SE 13 17 2.73 1.0 0.80 48 5 0
2022/05/26 1200 EDT SSE 12 15 2.55 1.0 0.44 40 5 0
2022/05/26 1300 EDT S 14 15 2.25 1.0 0.10 307 5 0