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
000
FZUS52 KTBW 190819
CWFTBW

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
319 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

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.

GMZ800-191745-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
319 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION TODAY...WITH LIGHT WINDS
AND SEAS AND THE AFTERNOON SEA BREEZE TURNING WINDS ONSHORE AGAIN
DURING THE AFTERNOON. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION
SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY. THIS WILL LEAD TO MORE VIGOROUS THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY OVER THE WATERS...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW STRONG TO
SEVERE STORMS. BREEZY SOUTH WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST BECOMING
STRONG AND GUSTY BEHIND THE FRONT LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. THIS MAY
GENERATE A PROLONGED PERIOD OF ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS AND SEAS OVER ALL
THE WATERS...WITH DANGEROUS BOATING CONDITIONS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
GRADUALLY IMPROVE LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE SLOWLY
BUILDS IN OVER THE GULF WATERS.

$$

GMZ830-191745-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
319 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-191745-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
319 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ856-191745-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
319 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ876-191745-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
319 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
30 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ853-191745-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
319 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ873-191745-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
319 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-191745-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
319 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-191745-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
319 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS AROUND 40 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$



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