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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
203 PM EDT Sat Sep 21 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. 

GMZ800-220430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
203 PM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure along the eastern seaboard is producing a 
tight pressure gradient resulting in gusty east-northeast winds over 
the Gulf waters and hazardous choppy seas are expected through 
Sunday. Winds will weaken with seas relaxing next week. 

$$

GMZ830-220430-
Tampa Bay waters-
203 PM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay and inland waters choppy. 
.SUNDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots then becoming northeast
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. 
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming north around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming north in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 

$$

GMZ836-220430-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
203 PM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay and inland waters choppy. 
.SUNDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. 
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth.

$$

GMZ856-220430-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
203 PM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay
and inland waters choppy. 
.SUNDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and 
inland waters a moderate chop. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. 
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming north in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. 

$$

GMZ876-220430-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
203 PM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...East winds 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. 
.SUNDAY...East winds around 20 knots then becoming northeast 15 to 20
knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. 

$$

GMZ853-220430-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
203 PM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy. 
.SUNDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and 
inland waters a moderate chop. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay 
and inland waters a moderate chop.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. 
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming north
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. 
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. 

$$

GMZ873-220430-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
203 PM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. 
.SUNDAY...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. 
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. 

$$

GMZ850-220430-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
203 PM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and 
inland waters choppy. 
.SUNDAY...East winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots 
in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. 
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...West winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth. 
.THURSDAY...South winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. 

$$

GMZ870-220430-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
203 PM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. 
.SUNDAY...East winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots 
in the afternoon.. Seas 3 to 5 feet. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. 
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. 

$$