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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 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.

GMZ800-301645-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
WINDS WILL BECOME ONSHORE WITH THE SEA BREEZE THIS AFTERNOON AND
INTO THE EVENING. A MORE SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP TODAY AHEAD OF
AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT, WHICH WILL BRING SHOWER AND POSSIBLY SOME
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY FOR FRIDAY. WINDS THIS EVENING AND INTO FRIDAY
COULD INCREASE CLOSE TO CAUTIONARY CRITERIA, OTHERWISE NO HEADLINES
ARE EXPECTED. LIGHTER WINDS AND DRIER CONDITIONS RETURN FOR THE
WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES BACK OVER THE AREA.

$$

GMZ830-301645-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-301645-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE MORNING AND EARLY
AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-301645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...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.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 5 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTH EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-301645-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE EVENING
THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-301645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-301645-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 5 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-301645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST 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.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN
DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST EARLY
IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-301645-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN
BECOMING WEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$


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