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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
431 AM EDT SUN APR 23 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.

GMZ800-231630-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
431 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH WILL BE MOVING OVER SOUTHERN FLORIDA TODAY FROM
THE GULF OF MEXICO AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST. THE
FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA MONDAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY. WINDS MAY BRIEFLY
INCREASE ON MONDAY TO NEAR CAUTIONARY LEVELS. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
THEN BUILD BACK ACROSS THE WATERS THROUGH THE REST OF THE PERIOD.

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GMZ830-231630-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
431 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-231630-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
431 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ856-231630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
431 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

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GMZ876-231630-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
431 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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GMZ853-231630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
431 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ873-231630-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
431 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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GMZ850-231630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
431 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ870-231630-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
431 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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