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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
346 AM EST TUE DEC 6 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.

GMZ800-061530-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
346 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY EARLY THIS MORNING WILL WEAKEN AS IT LIFTS NORTHEAST INTO
THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEYS LATER TODAY AS A NEW AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE DEVELOPS ALONG THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT. A
TRAILING A COLD FRONT FROM THE STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE SOUTH
THROUGH WATERS TODAY BECOMING STATIONARY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
WATERS ON WEDNESDAY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE FRONT TODAY AS
IT MOVES SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN
NORTH OF THE WATERS ON WEDNESDAY. A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL
SWEEP SOUTH THROUGH THE WATERS THURSDAY NIGHT FOLLOWED BY STRONG
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN NORTH OF THE WATERS ON FRIDAY.

$$

GMZ830-061530-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
346 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-061530-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
346 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-061530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
346 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-061530-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
346 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO
4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING
TO 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-061530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
346 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-061530-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
346 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 8
FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-061530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
346 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-061530-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
346 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...

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

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