Preview of NWS' New Version of Forecast
This preview is not operational and should not be used for support decisions.

Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF)

Issued by Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW)

                            
000
FZUS52 KTBW 191433
CWFTBW

Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
1033 AM EDT Mon Aug 19 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. 

GMZ800-192030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1033 AM EDT Mon Aug 19 2019

.SYNOPSIS...Broad Atlantic high pressure across south-central 
Florida and out over the Gulf of Mexico today lifts across northern 
Florida on Tuesday then resides along 30 North Latitude through the 
end of the week. The main hazard will be showers and thunderstorms 
producing locally higher winds and seas. 

$$

GMZ830-192030-
Tampa Bay waters-
1033 AM EDT Mon Aug 19 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms early in the evening. 
.TUESDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around
5 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Isolated thunderstorms early in the afternoon. Numerous showers and
scattered thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms
in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. 
.THURSDAY...Southeast 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. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms
in the evening. 
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west around
5 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered
thunderstorms in the afternoon. 

$$

GMZ836-192030-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
1033 AM EDT Mon Aug 19 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms early in the evening. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms in the
afternoon. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Numerous showers early in the evening. Scattered
thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated thunderstorms after
midnight. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms
in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. 
.THURSDAY...Southeast 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. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms
in the evening. 
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms
in the afternoon. 

$$

GMZ856-192030-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
1033 AM EDT Mon Aug 19 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light 
chop. Scattered thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms early in the evening. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the
afternoon. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast 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. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south
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. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms
in the afternoon. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. 
.FRIDAY...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. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 

$$

GMZ876-192030-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
1033 AM EDT Mon Aug 19 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Isolated
thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms early in the evening, then isolated thunderstorms in
the late evening and overnight. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Isolated
thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms in the
morning, then isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.FRIDAY...East winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated
thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ853-192030-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
1033 AM EDT Mon Aug 19 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest 
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
Isolated thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered
thunderstorms early in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms late in
the evening. 
.TUESDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms early in the afternoon. Scattered
thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast 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. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in the
evening. 
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Isolated thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. 
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming west around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 

$$

GMZ873-192030-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
1033 AM EDT Mon Aug 19 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. 
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms until early morning. 
.TUESDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms
in the afternoon. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms in the
morning, then isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms in the
morning. 

$$

GMZ850-192030-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
1033 AM EDT Mon Aug 19 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...South winds around 5 knots then becoming west in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. 
.TONIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms late in the evening. Isolated
thunderstorms after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots diminishing to around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms late in the afternoon. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast 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. 
.WEDNESDAY...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. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming
southeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms
in the afternoon. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY...South winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Isolated thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ870-192030-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
1033 AM EDT Mon Aug 19 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...South winds around 10 knots then becoming
west in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms early in 
the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms late in
the evening. 
.TUESDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated
thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Isolated thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms in the
morning. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming south
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms after
midnight. 
.FRIDAY...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms in the
morning. 

$$