899  
FZUS52 KTBW 190040  
CWFTBW  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL  
840 PM EDT MON MAR 18 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.  
 
GMZ800-190915-  
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-  
840 PM EDT MON MAR 18 2019  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
HIGH PRESSURE TRACKING OVER THE EASTERN U.S. TOWARD THE ATLANTIC AND  
A LOW PRESSURE CENTER SLIDING EAST ALONG A STALLED FRONT NEAR THE  
FLORIDA KEYS WILL MAINTAIN STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS AND AREAS OF  
SHOWERS AND RAIN THROUGH TUESDAY. THESE FEATURE SHIFT AWAY MIDWEEK  
AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND INTO THE GULF  
FOR THE LAST HALF OF THE WEEK.  
 

 
 
GMZ830-190915-  
TAMPA BAY WATERS-  
840 PM EDT MON MAR 18 2019  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING
 
 
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO  
AROUND 20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15  
KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO  
AROUND 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15  
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
A LIGHT CHOP.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ836-190915-  
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-  
840 PM EDT MON MAR 18 2019  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING
 
 
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.  
SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND  
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE  
CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING  
NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ856-190915-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-  
840 PM EDT MON MAR 18 2019  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING
 
 
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO  
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND  
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH  
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ876-190915-  
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
840 PM EDT MON MAR 18 2019  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING
 
 
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO  
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.  
SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND  
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.  
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH  
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO  
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ853-190915-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-  
840 PM EDT MON MAR 18 2019  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING
 
 
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH  
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST  
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ873-190915-  
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
840 PM EDT MON MAR 18 2019  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING
 
 
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO  
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.  
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO  
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ850-190915-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-  
840 PM EDT MON MAR 18 2019  
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO  
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING  
NORTHEAST IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN  
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ870-190915-  
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
840 PM EDT MON MAR 18 2019  
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO  
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS  
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH  
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO  
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST  
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST  
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.  
 

 
 
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