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 240818
CWFTBW

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
418 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

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.

GMZ800-241430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
418 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL MEANDER ABOUT THE SOUTH
CENTRAL PENINSULA TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND INTO THE UPCOMING
WEEKEND WITH A LIGHT SOUTHWEST TO WESTERLY WIND FLOW EXPECTED.
THE HIGH WILL SINK SOUTH TO THE FLORIDA STRAITS EARLY NEXT WEEK
AS A COLD FRONT SAGS SOUTH TOWARD THE FLORIDA/GEORGIA BORDERS
WITH A SOUTHWEST TO WEST FLOW CONTINUING WITH AN AFTERNOON SEA
BREEZE DEVELOPING NEAR SHORE EACH AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ830-241430-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
418 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ836-241430-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
418 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ856-876-241430-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
418 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-873-241430-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
418 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-870-241430-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
418 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$









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