Coastal Waters Forecast
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
944 AM EST Sat Dec 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.

GMZ800-162215-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
944 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak and decaying front slowly exits the waters today
as high pressure tracks by north of the state through the weekend
with winds veering from northeasterly to southeasterly. The high
slips out over the Atlantic Monday and continues eastward while
ridging back across Florida to the Gulf of Mexico with winds
gradually shifting from southeasterly to southwesterly. A weak front
approaches during midweek.

$$

GMZ830-162215-
Tampa Bay waters-
944 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east in
the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.

$$

GMZ836-162215-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
944 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth. Patchy sea fog late in the morning.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming west around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east in the
late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest late in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots toward morning. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.

$$

GMZ856-162215-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
944 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around
15 knots after midnight, then diminishing to 5 to 10 knots toward
morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming west around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
northeast around 5 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.

$$

GMZ876-162215-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
944 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 15 knots then becoming southeast 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.

$$

GMZ853-162215-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
944 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around
15 knots after midnight, then diminishing to 5 to 10 knots toward
morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ873-162215-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
944 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots increasing to around
10 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. A
slight chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

$$

GMZ850-162215-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
944 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.MONDAY...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest
late in the evening, then becoming southeast after midnight. Seas
2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ870-162215-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
944 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY...South winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. A slight chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of showers.

$$



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