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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
831 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

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 UPDATED 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.

GMZ800-281000-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
831 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE ATLANTIC WILL CONTINUE
TO RIDGE WEST ACROSS SOUTHERN FLORIDA THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THIS WILL
KEEP SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS IN PLACE WITH A SHIFT TO SOUTHWEST NEAR
THE COAST EACH AFTERNOON AS THE SEA BREEZE DEVELOPS. WINDS WILL
INCREASE TO AROUND EXERCISE CAUTION LEVELS SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS
ANOTHER FRONT MOVES INTO THE REGION.

$$

GMZ830-281000-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
831 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-281000-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
831 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ856-281000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
831 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ876-281000-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
831 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ853-281000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
831 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AND
INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 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...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ873-281000-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
831 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AND
DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-281000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
831 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO
WEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-281000-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
831 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$



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