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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
828 PM EST TUE JAN 17 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.

GMZ800-181015-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
828 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE IN OVER THE GULF WATERS THROUGH
THE NEXT FEW DAYS. WINDS WILL REMAIN LIGHT...SHIFTING ONSHORE EACH
AFTERNOON AS THE SEA BREEZE DEVELOPS. A POTENT STORM SYSTEM AND COLD
FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS FROM THE WEST FRIDAY INTO THE UPCOMING
WEEKEND. THIS MAY RESULT IN PERIODS OF CAUTIONARY TO ADVISORY WINDS
AND SEAS...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY INTO MONDAY AS THE FRONT IS FORECAST TO
MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS. SCATTERED MARINE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL ALSO BE LIKELY WITH THE FRONT. WINDS TO SHIFT TO THE WEST AND
NORTHWEST IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT EARLY NEXT WEEK.

$$

GMZ830-181015-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
828 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-181015-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
828 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST LATE
IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-181015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
828 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-181015-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
828 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-181015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
828 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-181015-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
828 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-181015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
828 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS UNTIL EARLY MORNING
THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

$$

GMZ870-181015-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
828 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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