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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KTBW 210920
CWFTBW

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
420 AM EST SUN DEC 21 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.

GMZ800-211700-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
420 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

SYNOPSIS

A STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS LOCATED ACROSS THE NORTHERN
WATERS...JUST TO THE SOUTH OF CEDAR KEY EARLY THIS MORNING. WINDS
ARE EAST TO SOUTHEAST SOUTH OF THIS BOUNDARY AND FROM THE NORTHEAST
ON ITS NORTHERN SIDE. AREAS OF SHOWERS/RAIN EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN
COVERAGE OF THE MARINE AREA TO THE NORTH AND WEST OF TAMPA BAY
TODAY...SHOWERS REACHING FURTHER SOUTH TONIGHT. THE WARM FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO LIFT NORTH OF THE FORECAST WATERS FOR MONDAY WITH
SOUTHERLY FLOW HOLDING IN PLACE UNTIL A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE
REGION SOMETIME ON WEDNESDAY.



GMZ830-211700-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
420 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

TODAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10
KNOTS THIS MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SPRINKLES
IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE BAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE BAY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF FOG.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

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



GMZ836-211700-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
420 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

TODAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON.

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

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF FOG.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

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



GMZ856-876-211700-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
420 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF FOG.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.



GMZ853-873-211700-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
420 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD RAIN AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE
EVENING. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF FOG.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7
FEET NEAR SHORE AND 6 TO 8 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.



GMZ850-870-211700-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
420 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS...EXCEPT 10 TO 15 KNOTS
OFFSHORE...BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET NEAR SHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. WIDESPREAD
RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET NEAR SHORE
AND 3 TO 5 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
PATCHY FOG. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
NEAR SHORE AND 3 TO 5 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF FOG. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 NEAR
SHORE AND 4 TO 6 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET NEAR SHORE AND 5 TO 7 FEET
OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET NEAR SHORE AND 6 TO 8 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

THURSDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.