551  
FZUS52 KTBW 171848  
CWFTBW  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL  
148 PM EST FRI NOV 17 2017  
 
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.  
 
GMZ800-180545-  
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-  
148 PM EST FRI NOV 17 2017  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST OF THE REGION  
THROUGH SATURDAY WITH LIGHT WINDS AND SLIGHT SEAS. A FAST MOVING  
COLD FRONT PUSH ACROSS THE WATERS ON SUNDAY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
POST FRONTAL NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE WATERS  
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY, WITH CAUTIONARY TO ADVISORY CONDITIONS  
LIKELY, ESPECIALLY OFFSHORE. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE LATE MONDAY  
AS RIDGING SHIFTS OFF TO THE EAST AND WEAK LOW PRESSURE MOVES OVER  
THE WATERS INTO MID WEEK.  
 

 
 
GMZ830-180545-  
TAMPA BAY WATERS-  
148 PM EST FRI NOV 17 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS SMOOTH.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN  
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST  
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ836-180545-  
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-  
148 PM EST FRI NOV 17 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH EARLY IN  
THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
SMOOTH.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN  
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST  
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE  
CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ856-180545-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-  
148 PM EST FRI NOV 17 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN THE  
LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST  
AROUND 5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN  
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS  
SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.  
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ876-180545-  
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
148 PM EST FRI NOV 17 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH  
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND  
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND  
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST  
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.  
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO  
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING EAST LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ853-180545-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-  
148 PM EST FRI NOV 17 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST  
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS  
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ873-180545-  
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
148 PM EST FRI NOV 17 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ850-180545-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-  
148 PM EST FRI NOV 17 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY 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 SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE LATE  
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 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 TO 3 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ870-180545-  
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
148 PM EST FRI NOV 17 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE LATE  
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
MORNING.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS  
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND  
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
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