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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KTBW 310931
CWFTBW

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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.

GMZ800-311615-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

SYNOPSIS
WINDS AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE SOME TODAY THEN INCREASE
AGAIN TONIGHT AS WINDS SHIFT TO A MORE SOUTHEAST DIRECTION TONIGHT
INTO SUNDAY. ON MONDAY A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE COASTAL
WATERS WITH BREEZY NORTHERLY WINDS RETURNING BEHIND IT. WINDS WILL
CONTINUE TO VEER QUICKLY AROUND TO THE EAST AND THEN SOUTH BY
MIDWEEK AS ANOTHER SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT APPROACH.



GMZ830-311615-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

TODAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING
BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS BY LATE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS BECOMING
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



GMZ836-311615-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

TODAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING THEN
BECOMING EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.

SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
BY LATE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



GMZ856-311615-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING


TODAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING THEN
BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



GMZ876-311615-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING


TODAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE MORNING
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



GMZ853-311615-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING


TODAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING THEN
BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST BY
LATE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



GMZ873-311615-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING


TODAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
15  KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST BY LATE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.



GMZ850-311615-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING


TODAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING THEN
DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



GMZ870-311615-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
431 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING


TODAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15  KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.