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.

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

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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 SSE 10 13 2.88 1.0 0.18 333 5 0
2022/05/25 1400 EDT SSE 9 13 2.68 1.0 0.05 198 5 0
2022/05/25 1500 EDT S 8 12 2.36 1.0 0.14 197 5 0
2022/05/25 1600 EDT SSW 9 11 2.00 1.0 0.16 229 5 0
2022/05/25 1700 EDT SSW 8 11 1.72 1.0 0.13 229 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/25 1800 EDT SSW 8 10 1.51 0.0 0.09 218 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/25 1900 EDT SW 8 11 1.47 0.0 0.06 148 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/25 2000 EDT SSW 8 11 1.59 0.0 0.08 79 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/25 2100 EDT WSW 7 9 1.83 0.0 0.10 37 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/25 2200 EDT SW 8 10 2.15 0.0 0.19 11 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/25 2300 EDT S 8 10 2.44 0.0 0.23 0 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/26 0000 EDT ESE 10 11 2.62 0.0 0.20 350 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/26 0100 EDT ESE 11 12 2.66 0.0 0.17 327 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2022/05/26 0200 EDT ESE 11 13 2.54 1.0 0.06 282 10 0
2022/05/26 0300 EDT SE 12 14 2.29 1.0 0.09 179 10 0
2022/05/26 0400 EDT SE 13 14 1.98 1.0 0.09 195 10 0
2022/05/26 0500 EDT SE 13 14 1.71 1.0 0.07 218 5 0
2022/05/26 0600 EDT SE 13 14 1.52 1.0 0.06 255 5 0
2022/05/26 0700 EDT SE 12 14 1.51 1.0 0.10 309 5 0
2022/05/26 0800 EDT SE 12 14 1.69 1.0 0.19 329 5 0
2022/05/26 0900 EDT SE 14 15 1.99 1.0 0.23 342 5 0
2022/05/26 1000 EDT SE 13 17 2.38 1.0 0.29 345 5 0
2022/05/26 1100 EDT SE 12 16 2.73 1.0 0.32 347 5 0
2022/05/26 1200 EDT SSE 10 14 2.97 1.0 0.33 349 5 0
2022/05/26 1300 EDT SSE 10 13 3.05 1.0 0.26 347 5 0