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 221852
CWFTBW

Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
252 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 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.

GMZ800-230230-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
252 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Interactions between Bermuda high pressure in the Deep
South and a tropical wave moving from the Bahamas into the Florida
Peninsula will keep fluctuating gradient over the Eastern Gulf
through mid week with times of increased easterly surges and then
afternoon sea breezes. Expect increasing thunderstorm activity into
the weekend with dangerous lightning, locally strong gusty winds, and
choppy seas possible.

$$

GMZ830-230230-
Tampa Bay waters-
252 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south around
10 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast around 5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening,
then isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast early
in the afternoon, then becoming west late in the afternoon. Bay and
inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south late in
the morning, then becoming west around 10 knots in the afternoon.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots diminishing to
around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then
isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ836-230230-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
252 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around
5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated thunderstorms
after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south
around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast around 5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Numerous thunderstorms in the evening,
then isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots diminishing to around
5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Numerous thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered
thunderstorms after midnight.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Numerous thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Numerous thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered
thunderstorms after midnight.
.SATURDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. Numerous thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered
thunderstorms after midnight.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ856-230230-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
252 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated
thunderstorms after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming south late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning,
then numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
around 5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning,
then numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning,
then numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ876-230230-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
252 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.TONIGHT...North winds around 15 knots then becoming south 5 to 10
knots after midnight then becoming northeast around 5 knots toward
morning. Seas 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then
isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered
thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms in the
afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Numerous thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ853-230230-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
252 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.TONIGHT...North winds around 15 knots then becoming east 5 to
10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the
evening.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast
around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest
around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in
the evening, then isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast early
in the afternoon, then becoming southwest around 10 knots late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast around 5 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast 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. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ873-230230-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
252 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.TONIGHT...North winds around 15 knots then becoming east 5 to
10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Isolated
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or
less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight, then becoming south toward morning. Seas 2 feet or
less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...South winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ850-230230-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
252 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast
late in the evening, then becoming southeast after midnight. Seas
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest
around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
north late in the evening, then becoming east around 5 knots after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming west late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north
late in the evening, then becoming east around 5 knots after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming west around 10 knots
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ870-230230-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
252 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east toward
morning. Seas 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming north late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
northeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
early in the afternoon, then becoming west late in the afternoon.
Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then
isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
northeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated
thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered thunderstorms after
midnight.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north
around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.

$$



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