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CWFTBW

Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
310 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

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.

GMZ800-240330-
Synopsis for the coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Suwannee River-
310 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak frontal boundary moves across the Gulf waters tonight, 
with a narrow line of showers moving through the waters through 
this evening ahead of the boundary. Winds and seas will be around 
cautionary levels ahead of the front, and continue into Saturday 
morning behind the front as the winds shift from the southwest to 
the northwest. Conditions should gradually improve through the 
weekend and into next week as high pressure builds into the area. 

$$

GMZ830-240330-
Tampa Bay waters-
310 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to
25 knots, becoming west 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots
late this evening and early morning, then becoming northwest with
gusts up to 20 knots late. Bay and inland waters choppy. A chance
of showers this evening. 
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to
20 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. 
.SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming northwest 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming northeast
after midnight. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming east after
midnight. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.TUESDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay and inland waters light
chop. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southeast
after midnight. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots, becoming south in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters light chop. 

$$

GMZ836-240330-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
310 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to
20 knots, becoming northwest with gusts up to 20 knots after
midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of
showers late this evening and early morning. 
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay and inland waters
a moderate chop. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop. 
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming northwest in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming north
after midnight. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots, becoming east
after midnight. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southeast
after midnight. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots, becoming south in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters light chop. 

$$

GMZ856-240330-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
310 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds around 15 knots, becoming northwest
after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers late this
evening and early morning. 
.SATURDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots.
Seas 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop. 
.SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming northwest 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters light
chop. 
.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south in the
afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots, becoming east
after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. Bay and inland waters light
chop. 
.TUESDAY...East winds around 10 knots, becoming southeast in the
afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Bay and inland waters light chop.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less, then around 2 feet after midnight. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. 

$$

GMZ876-240330-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
310 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds around 15 knots, becoming northwest
after midnight. Gusts up to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet,
occasionally to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers early this
evening, then a chance of showers late this evening and early
morning. 
.SATURDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming northwest 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 feet, occasionally to
6 feet. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to
20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet. 
.SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet, occasionally to
5 feet. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. 
.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southeast in the
afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 

$$

GMZ853-240330-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
310 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming west 10 to
15 knots late this evening, then becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to
5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. A chance of showers this
evening. 
.SATURDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming northwest 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to
5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to
20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. 
.SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet, occasionally to
5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters light
chop. 
.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south in the
afternoon. Seas around 2 feet in the morning, then 1 foot or
less. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming east after
midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or less,
then around 2 feet after midnight. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. 

$$

GMZ873-240330-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
310 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming northwest
10 to 15 knots late this evening and early morning, then becoming
north 15 to 20 knots late. Seas 4 to 5 feet, occasionally to
6 feet. A chance of showers this evening. 
.SATURDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots,
becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to
5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to
20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet. 
.SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots,
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet,
occasionally to 5 feet. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. 
.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southeast in the
afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 

$$

GMZ850-240330-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
310 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots, 
becoming northwest after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet, occasionally 
to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of 
showers early this evening. 
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots, becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to
20 knots, becoming northwest after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. 
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming northwest in the
afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet in the evening, then 1 foot or
less. Bay and inland waters light chop. 
.MONDAY...East winds around 5 knots, becoming south in the
afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots, becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. Bay and inland
waters light chop. 
.TUESDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Bay
and inland waters light chop. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less,
then around 2 feet after midnight. Bay and inland waters light
chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. 

$$

GMZ870-240330-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
310 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2024

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots, 
becoming northwest after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 feet, occasionally
to 6 feet. A chance of showers early this evening. 
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet,
occasionally to 5 feet. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to
20 knots, becoming northwest after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet,
occasionally to 5 feet. 
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots, becoming
northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas around 2 feet. 
.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southeast in the
afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. 
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. 
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 

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