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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS52 KTBW

FZUS52 KTBW 172007
CWFTBW

Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
307 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

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.

GMZ800-180330-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
307 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

SYNOPSIS
High pressure will be in place across the waters, with
advisory level conditions over the outer waters, and exercise caution
conditions elsewhere through Saturday. The gradient will weaken on
Saturday night and Sunday with decreasing winds and seas. A cold
front will push across the waters Sunday night with Canadian high
pressure building over the region in the wake of the front. Advisory
level conditions will again be possible on gusty north winds through
the early part of next week.



GMZ830-180330-
Tampa Bay waters-
307 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION


TONIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay and inland waters choppy.

SATURDAY
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth.

SUNDAY
South winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT
North winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A
chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the
evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.

MONDAY
North winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.

MONDAY NIGHT
North winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.

TUESDAY
North winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.

WEDNESDAY
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters
a moderate chop.



GMZ836-180330-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
307 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION


TONIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay and inland waters choppy.

SATURDAY
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth.

SUNDAY
Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of
showers in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north
around 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

MONDAY
North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight
chance of showers in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT
North winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.

TUESDAY
North winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.

TUESDAY NIGHT
North winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters
a moderate chop.

WEDNESDAY
North winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.



GMZ856-180330-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
307 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION


TONIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.

SATURDAY
East winds around 15 knots then becoming southeast 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.

SUNDAY
Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight
chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north
around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms.

MONDAY
North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of
showers in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT
North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around
20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters
choppy.

TUESDAY
North winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy.

WEDNESDAY
Northeast winds around 20 knots then becoming north
10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland
waters choppy.



GMZ876-180330-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
307 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING


TONIGHT
East winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to around 20 knots
after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

SATURDAY
East winds around 20 knots then becoming southeast 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

SUNDAY
Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of
showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance
of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
North winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of
showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a
slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.

TUESDAY
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.

WEDNESDAY
Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet.



GMZ853-180330-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
307 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION


TONIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy.

SATURDAY
East 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.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers after
midnight.

SUNDAY
South winds around 10 knots then becoming west around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT
North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around
20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters
choppy. A chance of showers in the evening. A slight chance of
thunderstorms.

MONDAY
North winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.

MONDAY NIGHT
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay
and inland waters choppy.

TUESDAY
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy.

WEDNESDAY
Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters
choppy.



GMZ873-180330-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
307 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING


TONIGHT
East winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to around 20 knots
after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

SATURDAY
Southeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

SATURDAY NIGHT
South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after
midnight.

SUNDAY
South winds around 10 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers in the morning. A
slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A
chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. A slight
chance of showers in the morning.

MONDAY NIGHT
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.

TUESDAY
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.

WEDNESDAY
Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.



GMZ850-180330-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
307 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION


TONIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop.

SATURDAY
Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.

SATURDAY NIGHT
South winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters smooth. A chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. Showers likely in the morning. A slight chance of
thunderstorms. A chance of showers in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms
in the evening.

MONDAY
North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop.

MONDAY NIGHT
North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop.

TUESDAY
North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy.

WEDNESDAY
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop.



GMZ870-180330-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
307 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING


TONIGHT
East winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

SATURDAY
Southeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

SATURDAY NIGHT
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A slight
chance of showers late in the evening. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming northwest
around 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Showers likely
in the morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms. A chance of
showers in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A
slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening.

MONDAY
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

MONDAY NIGHT
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

TUESDAY
North winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

WEDNESDAY
Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.