041  
FZUS52 KTBW 162000  
CWFTBW  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL  
300 PM EST WED JAN 16 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.  
 
GMZ800-170400-  
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-  
300 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE WATERS WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT  
EAST THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK WITH WINDS LESS THAN 15 KNOTS AND  
SEAS 3 FEET OR LESS. SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE  
ON SATURDAY AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. SHOWERS WITH SOME ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. BEHIND THE  
FRONT, INCREASING SEAS ALONG WITH ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS WILL LEAD TO  
POOR BOATING AND BEACH CONDITIONS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.  
 

 
 
GMZ830-170400-  
TAMPA BAY WATERS-  
300 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS NORTHWEST LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS SMOOTH.    
FRIDAY
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND  
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
CHOPPY.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ836-170400-  
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-  
300 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS SMOOTH.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE IN  
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND  
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
CHOPPY.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ856-170400-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-  
300 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND  
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING  
NORTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR  
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO  
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.    
MONDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ876-170400-  
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
300 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO  
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR  
LESS.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25  
KNOTS N THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY  
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET.  
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ853-170400-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-  
300 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR  
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE IN  
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND  
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20  
KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP BECOMING CHOPPY TOWARD MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE LATE  
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND  
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.    
MONDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ873-170400-  
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
300 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR  
LESS.    
FRIDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS  
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND  
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS  
LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO  
25 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO  
14 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ850-170400-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-  
300 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO  
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE  
LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS  
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO  
MODERATE CHOP.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND  
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING  
SOUTHWEST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO  
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND  
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ870-170400-  
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
300 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
THURSDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO  
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.   
SATURDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND  
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS  
LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO  
25 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET.  
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND  
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.  
 

 
 
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