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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KTBW 240158
CWFTBW

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
958 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

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.

GMZ800-240900-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
958 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

SYNOPSIS
BREEZY NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS WILL PERSIST INTO
FRIDAY. THEN OVER THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK HIGH
PRESSURE WILL SETTLE OVER THE REGION WITH WINDS DIMINISHING TO
LESS THAN 15 KNOTS AND SEAS LESS THAN 4 FEET.



GMZ830-240900-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
958 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT


TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS LATE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS...DECRESSING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.

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

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

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



GMZ836-240900-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
958 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT


TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS LATE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.

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

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

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



GMZ856-240900-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
958 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING


TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



GMZ876-240900-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
958 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING


TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

MONDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

TUESDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



GMZ853-240900-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
958 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING


TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY
IN EXPOSED AREAS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.



GMZ873-240900-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
958 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING


TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

MONDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

TUESDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.



GMZ850-240900-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
958 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT


TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN
EXPOSED AREAS.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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

TUESDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.



GMZ870-240900-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
958 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT


TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST OVERNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.

MONDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.

TUESDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.