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FZUS52 KTBW 051030  
SRFTBW  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
530 AM EST FRI MAR 5 2021  
 
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE THE FAIR DRY WEATHER TODAY. LATE  
TONIGHT AND SATURDAY LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE GULF OF  
MEXICO BRINGING INCREASING CLOUDS AND SHOWERS TO THE REGION.  
 
FLZ139-142-148-149-052200-  
COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF CEDAR KEY, HUDSON BEACH,  
AND MCKETHAN PINE ISLAND PARK  
530 AM EST FRI MAR 5 2021  
 
...PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON POTENTIAL BEACH  
CLOSURES...  
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................1 FOOT OR LESS.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....NONE.  
UV INDEX**..................HIGH.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........IN THE UPPER 60S.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE LOWER 70S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH, BECOMING  
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TIDES...  
CEDAR KEY................HIGH AT 06:44 AM EST.  
LOW AT 11:55 AM EST.  
HIGH AT 05:50 PM EST.  
SAINT PETERSBURG.........HIGH AT 05:41 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................6:51 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:34 PM.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................1 FOOT OR LESS.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....NONE.  
WEATHER.....................CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 60S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
TIDES...  
CEDAR KEY................HIGH AT 08:24 AM EST.  
LOW AT 12:50 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................6:50 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:34 PM.  
   
SUNDAY
 
SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND  
15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND  
15 MPH.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR THUNDERSTORM, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/TBW  
 

 
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-052200-  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF BRADENTON BEACH, CLEARWATER BEACH,  
SIESTA KEY, SAINT PETE BEACH, AND VENICE BEACH  
530 AM EST FRI MAR 5 2021  
 
...PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON POTENTIAL BEACH  
CLOSURES...  
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................1 TO 2 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....NONE.  
UV INDEX**..................HIGH.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........IN THE LOWER 70S.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 70S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH, BECOMING  
NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TIDES...  
SAINT PETERSBURG.........HIGH AT 05:41 PM EST.  
VENICE INLET.............HIGH AT 03:39 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................6:50 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:34 PM.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................1 FOOT OR LESS.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....NONE.  
WEATHER.....................CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE LOWER 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
VENICE INLET.............HIGH AT 04:37 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................6:49 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:35 PM.  
   
SUNDAY
 
SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS. SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND  
20 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND  
15 MPH.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR THUNDERSTORM, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/TBW  
 

 
 
FLZ162-165-052200-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF BOCA GRANDE, ENGLEWOOD, FORT MYERS BEACH,  
AND SANIBEL ISLAND  
530 AM EST FRI MAR 5 2021  
 
...PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON POTENTIAL BEACH  
CLOSURES...  
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................1 TO 2 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....NONE.  
UV INDEX**..................HIGH.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........IN THE MID 70S.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 70S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH, BECOMING  
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TIDES...  
FORT MYERS BEACH.........HIGH AT 04:31 PM EST.  
VENICE INLET.............HIGH AT 03:39 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................6:47 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:31 PM.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................1 FOOT OR LESS.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....LOW.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
FORT MYERS BEACH.........HIGH AT 05:29 PM EST.  
VENICE INLET.............HIGH AT 04:37 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................6:46 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:32 PM.  
   
SUNDAY
 
SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND  
20 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. EAST WINDS AROUND  
20 MPH.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR THUNDERSTORM, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/TBW  
 

 
 
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