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.

Sea Buoy


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

Sea Buoy
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 1200 EDT SE 16 17 2.08 3.0 0.38 302 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/25 1300 EDT SSE 15 18 1.72 3.0 0.44 310 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/25 1400 EDT S 14 17 1.42 3.0 0.47 323 15 0
2022/05/25 1500 EDT S 14 16 1.28 3.0 0.48 339 15 0
2022/05/25 1600 EDT S 13 16 1.31 3.0 0.47 356 15 0
2022/05/25 1700 EDT SSW 12 15 1.52 2.0 0.46 8 5 0
2022/05/25 1800 EDT SSW 11 14 1.80 2.0 0.44 17 5 0
2022/05/25 1900 EDT SW 10 12 2.09 2.0 0.39 23 5 0
2022/05/25 2000 EDT SSW 9 11 2.32 2.0 0.29 27 5 0
2022/05/25 2100 EDT SSW 9 11 2.46 2.0 0.20 28 5 0
2022/05/25 2200 EDT SSE 9 10 2.44 2.0 0.10 14 5 0
2022/05/25 2300 EDT SE 10 12 2.27 2.0 0.08 310 15 0
2022/05/26 0000 EDT SE 11 13 2.03 2.0 0.17 292 15 0
2022/05/26 0100 EDT SE 14 14 1.77 2.0 0.28 297 15 0
2022/05/26 0200 EDT SE 16 17 1.54 2.0 0.41 310 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/26 0300 EDT SE 17 18 1.43 2.0 0.50 321 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/26 0400 EDT ESE 18 19 1.48 3.0 0.49 330 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/26 0500 EDT SE 18 20 1.72 3.0 0.45 339 5 0
2022/05/26 0600 EDT SE 18 20 2.06 3.0 0.39 347 5 0
2022/05/26 0700 EDT SE 18 21 2.43 3.0 0.33 354 5 0
2022/05/26 0800 EDT SE 18 20 2.75 3.0 0.25 356 5 0
2022/05/26 0900 EDT SE 18 20 2.94 3.0 0.19 344 5 0
2022/05/26 1000 EDT SE 18 19 2.93 3.0 0.17 314 5 0
2022/05/26 1100 EDT SE 17 18 2.70 3.0 0.24 288 10 0
2022/05/26 1200 EDT SE 16 18 2.31 3.0 0.32 285 10 0