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Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF)

Issued by Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW)

                            
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
858 PM EDT Fri Aug 16 2019

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. 

GMZ800-170900-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
858 PM EDT Fri Aug 16 2019

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure ridging south of Florida will continue to 
generate breezy southwesterly winds across the waters tonight, 
producing exercise caution conditions over the coastal waters from 
Englewood northward. The ridge will lift north into the waters by 
Sunday into early next week, with winds gradually turning to 
southerly and southeasterly. After tonight, winds are expected to 
remain below headline criteria outside of any thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ830-170900-
Tampa Bay waters-
858 PM EDT Fri Aug 16 2019

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay and inland 
waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms until late afternoon, then
isolated thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots becoming southeast
around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
Isolated thunderstorms in the late evening and overnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 5 knots becoming west around 10 knots 
in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered 
thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming east around
5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots becoming northwest 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. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. 
.TUESDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous showers
and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. 

$$

GMZ836-170900-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
858 PM EDT Fri Aug 16 2019

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots becoming south 
5 to 10 knots overnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated
thunderstorms early in the afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms late
in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming southeast 
around 5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland 
waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms late in the evening. 
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots
late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered 
thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots becoming east in the 
late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming northwest late in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Numerous showers 
and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated
thunderstorms after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. Widespread showers in the
afternoon. 

$$

GMZ856-170900-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
858 PM EDT Fri Aug 16 2019

.REST OF TONIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning.
Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming southeast 
around 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay 
and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the late 
evening and overnight. 
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming west late in the 
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms 
in the afternoon. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots becoming east in the 
late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland 
waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming northwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous showers and 
scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the
evening, then isolated thunderstorms after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. Numerous
showers in the afternoon. 

$$

GMZ876-170900-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
858 PM EDT Fri Aug 16 2019

.REST OF TONIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms in the
afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots becoming northwest around 
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered 
thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms in the 
afternoon. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Isolated thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms
in the afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ853-170900-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
858 PM EDT Fri Aug 16 2019

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy. Numerous showers and scattered 
thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered thunderstorms after 
midnight. 
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the late
evening and overnight. 
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots becoming west late in the 
afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered
thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming east after 
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
Isolated thunderstorms after midnight. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming north late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms 
in the afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming east after 
midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered 
thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated thunderstorms after 
midnight. 
.TUESDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then
numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. 

$$

GMZ873-170900-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
858 PM EDT Fri Aug 16 2019

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then 
scattered thunderstorms after midnight. 
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots diminishing to around 
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Isolated
thunderstorms early in the evening, then scattered thunderstorms in
the late evening and overnight. 
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots becoming west around 5 
knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming east after 
midnight. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms after midnight. 
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming northeast late in the 
afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming east after 
midnight. Seas 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ850-170900-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
858 PM EDT Fri Aug 16 2019

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy. Scattered thunderstorms in the 
evening. Widespread showers. Scattered thunderstorms after midnight.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous showers until late
afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 15 knots diminishing to
5 to 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Numerous showers in the morning. Scattered
thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming west in the late 
morning and afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. 
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots becoming southeast 
around 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay 
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the 
evening, then isolated thunderstorms after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming east around 5 
knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a 
light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered 
thunderstorms in the afternoon. 

$$

GMZ870-170900-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
858 PM EDT Fri Aug 16 2019

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then 
numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms after midnight. 
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms. Widespread showers late in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Numerous
showers in the morning. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...West winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms in the
afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms. 

$$