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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KTBW 291515
CWFTBW

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1115 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 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.

GMZ800-292115-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1115 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

SYNOPSIS

THE GRADIENT ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL REMAIN RATHER
WEAK TODAY ON THE FAR SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE
CENTERED ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
REMAIN LOW TODAY AND TONIGHT OUTSIDE OF SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND STORMS. THE REMNANTS OF ERIKA WILL LIKELY MOVE OVER
THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO EARLY NEXT WEEK AND MAY IMPACT WINDS
AND SEAS OVER THE WATERS. THOSE PLANNING ACTIVITIES ON THE GULF
SHOULD CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR FORECASTS.



GMZ830-292115-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1115 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
25 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ836-292115-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1115 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ856-292115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1115 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.



GMZ876-292115-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1115 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ853-292115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1115 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ873-292115-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1115 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ850-292115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1115 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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

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

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ870-292115-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1115 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.