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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
330 PM EDT MON MAR 27 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.

GMZ800-280300-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
330 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...SEASONABLE CONDITIONS WITH NO SIGNIFICANT MARINE
CONCERNS FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES
TO RIDGE WESTWARD FROM THE ATLANTIC OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA AND
EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO. LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST WIND OVERNIGHT AND
DURING THE MORNING HOURS WILL SHIFT ONSHORE WITH SEA BREEZE
DEVELOPMENT NEAR THE COAST EACH AFTERNOON. WINDS OFFSHORE ARE LIKELY
TO BECOME LIGHT AND VARIABLE EACH AFTERNOON BEFORE FINALLY GOING WEST
TO NORTHWEST IN THE EVENING HOURS.

$$

GMZ830-280300-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
330 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ836-280300-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
330 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ856-280300-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
330 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST OVERNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST OVERNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ876-280300-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
330 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 5
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ853-280300-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
330 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

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

$$

GMZ873-280300-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
330 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ850-280300-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
330 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

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

$$

GMZ870-280300-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
330 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

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

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