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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
321 AM EST MON JAN 16 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 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.

GMZ800-162100-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
321 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE EASTERN SEABOARD AND WESTERN
ATLANTIC WILL REMAIN IN CONTROL OF THE FORECAST WATERS THROUGH THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS AS IT SLOWLY MIGRATES EAST AND SOUTHEAST. EASTERLY
WINDS TODAY WILL SLOWLY SHIFT SOUTHEAST ON TUESDAY. THE RIDGE AXIS
WILL EVENTUALLY MOVE OVER THE REGION DURING WEDNESDAY. WINDS THROUGH
THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK REMAIN GENERALLY UNDER 15 KNOTS...AND EVEN
LIGHT AND VARIABLE NEAR THE COAST EACH AFTERNOON AS WEAK SEA-BREEZES
ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP. THE NEXT POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED WIND AND/OR
INCLEMENT WEATHER OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL NOT ARRIVE
UNTIL FRIDAY.

$$

GMZ830-162100-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
321 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 10
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTH
TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-162100-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
321 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 10
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-162100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
321 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS
THAN 10 KNOTS BY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING VARIABLE
LESS THAN 10 KNOTS BY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-162100-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
321 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS BY
MIDDAY...THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET DECREASING TO AROUND 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-162100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
321 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS BY
MIDDAY...THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ873-162100-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
321 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING AROUND 10 KNOTS BY
MIDDAY...THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-162100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
321 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-162100-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
321 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS BY
MIDDAY...THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST TOWARD
MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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