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Weather Forecast Office Tampa Bay Area, FL
Southeast River Forecast Center
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Tabular Data (EST)
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NOTE: Water levels are referenced to the Mean Higher High Water (MHHW) Datum. This datum can be used to approximate sea water inundation of normally dry ground near the coast. For specific impacts, please refer to the statements on this page.
Graphical forecasts are not available for the Gulf of Mexico Tide Gauge at CLEARWATER BEACH (in MHHW).
During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
Low Stage (in feet):
(1) 4.00 ft on 03/13/1993
(2) 3.68 ft on 02/06/2020
(3) 3.30 ft on 01/03/1999
(4) 3.12 ft on 10/08/1996
: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Currently none available.
Low Water Records
(1) -5.33 ft on 01/19/1977
(2) -5.19 ft on 01/01/1998
(3) -5.13 ft on 12/15/2004
(4) -5.13 ft on 01/20/2008
(5) -4.98 ft on 01/02/2018
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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10 to 15 feet of water overtopping the barrier island. Many homes will likely wash off their foundation.
5 to 10 feet of water overtopping the barrier island. Flooding and wave action will likely destroy some coastal homes and businesses. Flowing water would likely wash out parts of Memorial Causeway.
Nearly all homes and businesses are flooded. All of Memorial Causeway under 1 to 3 feet of water.
Most of the barrier island floods with 1 to 2 feet of water on roads. Numerous homes and businesses begin to flood. Parts of Memorial Causeway are under water.
Water begins to flood all roads in area. Water in homes on north end of the barrier island.
Water comes up to homes on north end of barrier island. Beaches flooded.
Roads on north end of barrier island begin to flood.
About This Location
Latitude: 27.978300° N, Longitude: 82.831700° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84
Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Conversion to MHHW.
Tide data is reported in MHHW.
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Tampa Bay Area Weather Forecast Office
2525 14th Ave SE
Ruskin, FL 33570
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