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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
904 AM EDT MON MAY 22 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 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.

GMZ800-222115-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
904 AM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AXIS WILL SLOWLY MOVE SOUTH EARLY
THIS WEEK TO THE FLORIDA STRAITS...WITH WINDS VEERING TO THE
SOUTHWEST. WINDS SPEEDS STAY AT 15 KNOTS OR LESS THROUGH TUESDAY...
BUT BEGIN TO INCREASE TO AROUND 20 KNOTS DURING MIDWEEK AS A COLD
FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST. HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE
EXPECTED IN THE VICINITY OF THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF THIS FRONT.

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GMZ830-222115-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
904 AM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN
INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-222115-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
904 AM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-222115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
904 AM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-222115-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
904 AM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-222115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
904 AM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING,
THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING,
THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ873-222115-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
904 AM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS WITH
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-222115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
904 AM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS 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. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING,
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ870-222115-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
904 AM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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