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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
401 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

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.

GMZ800-221530-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
401 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Strong high pressure will remain in place over the
western Atlantic and Florida through the end of the week with
southeast winds in the 10 to 15 knot range along with warm and dry
conditions. The upper level high will weaken and shift west
southwest into the Gulf during the upcoming weekend with the
attendant surface high sinking south to lie across the central
waters. This will allow for lighter winds with an onshore sea breeze
component developing along the coast each afternoon. Wind and seas
should remain below 15 knots and 5 feet with no headlines expected.

$$

GMZ830-221530-
Tampa Bay waters-
401 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast late in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
southeast around 5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and
inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.MONDAY...South winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ836-221530-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
401 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming south around
5 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A
slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.

$$

GMZ856-221530-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
401 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY...South winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.

$$

GMZ876-221530-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
401 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming northeast and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around
15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.MONDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

$$

GMZ853-221530-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
401 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming north around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east in the
late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...South winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.

$$

GMZ873-221530-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
401 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots
early in the afternoon, then becoming northeast late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east and
increasing to around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in
the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of showers in the
evening.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A slight
chance of showers.
.MONDAY...South winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.

$$

GMZ850-221530-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
401 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming north around 10 knots
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Patchy sea fog in the morning.
.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east in the
late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots
early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest around 5 knots late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Patchy sea fog in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
around 5 knots late in the evening, then becoming southeast around
10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
southeast in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.MONDAY...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest around
10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ870-221530-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
401 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy sea fog in the morning.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Patchy sea fog in the
morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of
showers in the evening.
.SATURDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A slight
chance of showers.

$$



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