Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
623 AM EST SAT DEC 3 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 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.

GMZ800-031715-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
623 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL HOLD OVER THE WATERS FOR THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS. THE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SHIFT OVER THE
WESTERN ATLANTIC ON MONDAY AS AN AREA LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS NEAR
THE TEXAS GULF COAST. THE LOW WILL LIFT NORTHEAST OVER THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH INCREASING SOUTHEAST WINDS
OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS
WILL LIKELY DEVELOP OVER PORTIONS OF THE WATERS. THE ASSOCIATED
COLD FRONT WILL PUSH EAST ACROSS THE WATERS TUESDAY AND TUESDAY
NIGHT WITH WINDS AND SEAS GRADUALLY SUBSIDING IN THE WAKE OF THE
FRONT.


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GMZ830-031715-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
623 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TODAY...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-031715-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
623 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ856-031715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
623 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TODAY...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST 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...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ876-031715-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
623 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TODAY...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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GMZ853-031715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
623 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TODAY...

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

$$

GMZ873-031715-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
623 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-031715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
623 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TODAY...

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

$$

GMZ870-031715-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
623 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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