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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
847 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

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.

GMZ800-051030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
847 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE NORTHEAST OF FLORIDA WILL KEEP A SOUTH-
SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10-15 KNOTS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT. THE GRADIENT TIGHTENS BETWEEN THE HIGH PRESSURE
AND AN APPROACHING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE ON MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAY, INCREASING THE WINDS TO EXERCISE CAUTION LEVEL FOR SMALL
CRAFT. SOME AREAS OF SEA FOG WILL BE POSSIBLE BEGINNING EARLY
MONDAY MORNING AND AGAIN ON TUESDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL DECREASE
BACK TO AROUND 15 KNOTS BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS SHIFT TO THE
NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTHEAST BY WEDNESDAY AND WILL REMAIN 10 KNOTS
OR LESS. THE ONLY OTHER MARINE HAZARD WILL BE GUSTY WINDS AND
HIGHER SEAS ASSOCIATED WITH PASSING THUNDERSTORMS ON TUESDAY.

$$

GMZ830-051030-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
847 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ836-051030-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
847 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
AREAS OF SEA FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-051030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
847 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ876-051030-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
847 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. AREAS OF SEA FOG.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-051030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
847 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ873-051030-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
847 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. AREAS OF SEA FOG.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-051030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
847 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ870-051030-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
847 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
AREAS OF SEA FOG.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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