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FZUS52 KTBW 151843  
CWFTBW  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL  
243 PM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
 
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.  
 
GMZ800-160415-  
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-  
243 PM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE AND A RELAXED PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL HOLD OVER  
THE EASTERN GULF WATERS TODAY WITH LIGHT WINDS AND SLIGHT SEAS AND AN  
AFTERNOON SEA BREEZE. A WEAKENING COOL FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE  
SOUTHEAST U.S. WITH THE SURFACE RIDGE AXIS SHIFTING TO SOUTH FLORIDA  
BY MIDWEEK WITH AN INCREASED SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW SETTING UP ACROSS THE  
WATERS. WINDS WILL REMAIN AROUND 15 KNOTS OR LESS AND SEAS 4 FEET OR  
LESS, EXCEPT POSSIBLY HIGHER IN THE VICINITY OF ANY CONVECTION.  
 

 
 
GMZ830-160415-  
TAMPA BAY WATERS-  
243 PM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST TOWARD  
MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ836-160415-  
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-  
243 PM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND  
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT  
THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH  
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ856-160415-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-  
243 PM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH TOWARD  
MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT BUILDING TO  
2 FEET OR LESS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR  
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ876-160415-  
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
243 PM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST TOWARD  
MORNING. SEAS 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR  
LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE  
OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ853-160415-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-  
243 PM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH TOWARD  
MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND  
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT BUILDING TO 2 FEET OR LESS IN  
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR  
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND  
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY 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. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ873-160415-  
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
243 PM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT BUILDING TO  
2 FEET OR LESS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
MORNING.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR  
LESS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE  
OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ850-160415-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-  
243 PM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND  
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR  
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND  
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO  
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN INCREASING TO AROUND  
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.    
THURSDAY 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. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.  
 

 
 
GMZ870-160415-  
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
243 PM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR  
LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS  
LIKELY.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
3 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 

 
 
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