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Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF)

Issued by Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW)

                            
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FZUS52 KTBW 231620
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
1220 PM EDT Fri Aug 23 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. 

GMZ800-232100-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1220 PM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019

.SYNOPSIS...Atlantic ridging will continue to extend across northern
Florida into the northeastern Gulf of Mexico today with light 
northeasterly winds turning onshore with the afternoon sea breeze. A
weak inverted trough will move northwest into the eastern Gulf of 
Mexico during the weekend, with somewhat variable winds Saturday 
turning to southerly and southwesterly Sunday through early next 
week. Winds and seas will generally remain below headline criteria, 
although daily thunderstorms will produce locally hazardous boating 
conditions. 

$$

GMZ830-232100-
Tampa Bay waters-
1220 PM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms early in the evening. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming north
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated
thunderstorms after midnight. 
.SUNDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ836-232100-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
1220 PM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms early in the afternoon,
then numerous thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms early in the evening. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest
in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered
thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered thunderstorms
after midnight. 
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then
scattered thunderstorms after midnight. 
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered
thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ856-232100-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
1220 PM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms early in
the afternoon, then numerous thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms early in the
evening. 
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. 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 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms
after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ876-232100-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
1220 PM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Isolated thunderstorms early in the afternoon, then scattered 
thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Isolated
thunderstorms until early morning. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms in the
late morning and afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming
southwest around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Isolated thunderstorms after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms
in the afternoon. 

$$

GMZ853-232100-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
1220 PM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms early in the
evening. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms early in the afternoon. Scattered
thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Northeast 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. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then
scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the
evening, then scattered thunderstorms after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ873-232100-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
1220 PM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming north late 
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms late in
the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Isolated
thunderstorms after midnight. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms late in
the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...North winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms in the
morning, then isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered
thunderstorms after midnight. 
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered thunderstorms
after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ850-232100-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
1220 PM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 
around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and 
inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms early in the 
afternoon, then scattered thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Isolated thunderstorms early in the evening. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then
isolated thunderstorms after midnight. 
.SUNDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms
in the afternoon. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in
the evening, then scattered thunderstorms after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ870-232100-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
1220 PM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 5 knots becoming north around 
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms after midnight. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms late in
the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast 
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms in the 
evening, then scattered thunderstorms after midnight. 
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots then becoming south after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms in the
evening, then scattered thunderstorms after midnight. 
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. 
Isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered thunderstorms 
after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms. 

$$