Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS52 KTBW 082000
CWFTBW

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
300 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GULF COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO THE MOUTH OF THE
SUWANNEE RIVER OUT TO 60 NM.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST
FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR
SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATES FOR THE LATEST MARINE
WEATHER INFORMATION.

THE WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT WHICH
IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE WAVES.
THE HIGHEST WAVES MAY RARELY BE TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.
THE WINDS AND SEAS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE HIGHER THAN FORECAST.

GMZ800-090530-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
300 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS...WINDS AND SEAS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE THROUGH THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...AS A POWERFUL COLD FRONT SWEEPS ACROSS
THE WATERS. STRONG WINDS WILL SPREAD OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS
INITIALLY...AND RAPIDLY FILL INTO THE REST OF THE NEARSHORE WATERS
AND BAYS BY THIS EVENING. SUSTAINED GALE FORCE WINDS APPEAR
PROBABLE...WITH WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 KNOTS LIKELY. THIS WILL
ALLOW WAVES TO BUILD TO 12 TO 17 FEET OVER THE NEAR AND OFFSHORE
WATERS. THESE CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST INTO TONIGHT AND MOST OF THE
DAY ON TUESDAY. ANOTHER FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...MAINTAINING DANGEROUS BOATING CONDITIONS INTO
WEDNESDAY. A SLOW IMPROVEMENT IN MARINE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR BY
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...AS HIGH PRESSURE SLOWLY SETTLES INTO THE
REGION. ANOTHER STRONG FRONT WILL APPROACH OVER THE WEEKEND...WITH
THE POTENTIAL FOR INCREASED WINDS AND SEAS TO RETURN.


$$

GMZ830-090530-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
300 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-090530-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
300 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-090530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
300 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-090530-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
300 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ853-090530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
300 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-090530-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
300 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS.
SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET BUILDING TO 14 TO 18 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-090530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
300 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-090530-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
300 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS.
SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.