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Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF)

Issued by Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW)

                            
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FZUS52 KTBW 240719
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
319 AM EDT Sat Aug 24 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. 

GMZ800-241615-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
319 AM EDT Sat Aug 24 2019

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak inverted trough will move northwest into southern Florida and
the eastern Gulf of Mexico into the weekend, with light northerly 
winds Saturday and Sunday turning to westerly and southwesterly by 
Sunday night. Winds and seas will generally remain below headline 
criteria, although daily thunderstorms will produce locally hazardous
boating conditions. 

$$

GMZ830-241615-
Tampa Bay waters-
319 AM EDT Sat Aug 24 2019

.TODAY...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. 
.SUNDAY...North winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in
the afternoon. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming south
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered
thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered
thunderstorms after midnight. 
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots
in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous
thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms in the
afternoon. 

$$

GMZ836-241615-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
319 AM EDT Sat Aug 24 2019

.TODAY...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Isolated
thunderstorms toward morning. 
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth. 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 after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Isolated thunderstorms after midnight. 
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots
in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered
thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ856-241615-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
319 AM EDT Sat Aug 24 2019

.TODAY...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated
thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...West 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 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
after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms after
midnight. 
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ876-241615-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
319 AM EDT Sat Aug 24 2019

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

$$

GMZ853-241615-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
319 AM EDT Sat Aug 24 2019

.TODAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...North 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. Isolated thunderstorms early in the morning. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...West 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. Scattered thunderstorms
after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening,
then scattered thunderstorms after midnight. 
.WEDNESDAY...West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ873-241615-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
319 AM EDT Sat Aug 24 2019

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

$$

GMZ850-241615-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
319 AM EDT Sat Aug 24 2019

.TODAY...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 late in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. 
.SUNDAY...North winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Isolated thunderstorms early in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms
in the afternoon. 
.SUNDAY 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. 
.MONDAY...South 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. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...West 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. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop. Scattered thunderstorms. 

$$

GMZ870-241615-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
319 AM EDT Sat Aug 24 2019

.TODAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. 
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated
thunderstorms in the morning. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms
in the afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...West 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. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms. 

$$