748  
FZUS52 KTBW 170954  
SRFTBW  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL  
454 AM EST WED JAN 17 2018  
   
..HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY
 
 
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
A COLD FRONT WILL BRING STRONG ONSHORE WINDS AND MUCH COLDER AIR THIS  
AFTERNOON. THIS WILL LEAD TO INCREASED WAVE ACTION AT AREA BEACHES  
AND A HEIGHTENED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.  
 

 
 
FLZ139-142-148-149-172200-  
COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF CEDAR KEY, HUDSON BEACH,  
AND MCKETHAN PINE ISLAND PARK  
454 AM EST WED JAN 17 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-55.  
BEACH WINDS.........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
SURF................1 FOOT OR LESS.  
WATER CONDITION.....A MODERATE CHOP.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...54 DEGREES AT CEDAR KEY.  
UVI INDEX...........MODERATE.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NO LIGHTNING.  
RIP CURRENT RISK....LOW RISK...STRONG CURRENTS CAN OCCUR NEAR PIERS  
AND JETTIES. ALWAYS HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE  
WITH YOU IN THE WATER.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT CEDAR KEY...  
 
LOW TIDE AT 8:18 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 2:49 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 8:12 PM.  
 
 
AT SAINT PETERSBURG...  
 
LOW TIDE AT 8:44 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 3:45 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 7:22 PM.  
 
 
 
SUNRISE AND SUNSET...  
JANUARY 17 2018.......SUNRISE 722 AM EST SUNSET 558 PM EST  
JANUARY 18 2018.......SUNRISE 722 AM EST SUNSET 559 PM EST  
 

 
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-172200-  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF BRADENTON BEACH, CLEARWATER BEACH,  
SIESTA KEY, SAINT PETE BEACH, AND VENICE BEACH  
454 AM EST WED JAN 17 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (40-50 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-65.  
BEACH WINDS.........NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO  
NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
SURF................1 FOOT OR LESS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
WATER CONDITION.....SMOOTH INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...56 DEGREES AT CLEARWATER BEACH.  
UVI INDEX...........MODERATE.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NO LIGHTNING.  
RIP CURRENT RISK....HIGH RISK. WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT  
STRONGER OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. ALWAYS  
HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT SAINT PETERSBURG...  
 
LOW TIDE AT 8:44 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 3:45 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 7:22 PM.  
 
 
AT VENICE INLET...  
 
LOW TIDE AT 7:06 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 1:43 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 5:44 PM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 11:29 PM.  
 
 
 
SUNRISE AND SUNSET...  
JANUARY 17 2018.......SUNRISE 722 AM EST SUNSET 558 PM EST  
JANUARY 18 2018.......SUNRISE 722 AM EST SUNSET 559 PM EST  
 

 
 
FLZ162-165-172200-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF BOCA GRANDE, ENGLEWOOD, FORT MYERS BEACH,  
AND SANIBEL ISLAND  
454 AM EST WED JAN 17 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-67.  
BEACH WINDS.........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH THIS MORNING INCREASING  
TO TO 15 TO 20 MPH LATE THIS AFTERNOON.  
SURF................1 FOOT OR LESS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.  
WATER CONDITION.....A MODERATE CHOP.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...62 DEGREES AT FORT MYERS BEACH.  
UVI INDEX...........MODERATE.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NO LIGHTNING.  
RIP CURRENT RISK....HIGH RISK. WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT  
STRONGER OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. ALWAYS  
HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT VENICE INLET...  
 
LOW TIDE AT 7:06 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 1:43 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 5:44 PM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 11:29 PM.  
 
 
AT FORT MYERS BEACH...  
 
LOW TIDE AT 7:10 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 2:35 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 5:48 PM.  
.  
 
 
AT PUNTA GORDA...  
 
LOW TIDE AT 10:11 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 4:51 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 8:49 PM.  
 
 
 
SUNRISE AND SUNSET...  
JANUARY 17 2018.......SUNRISE 717 AM EST SUNSET 558 PM EST  
JANUARY 18 2018.......SUNRISE 717 AM EST SUNSET 559 PM EST  
 

 
 
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