Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
410 AM EDT THU MAY 25 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.

GMZ800-251645-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
410 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...GUSTY POST-FRONTAL WESTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE
COASTAL WATERS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE
BELOW SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL BY MID MORNING AND FURTHER DECREASE
THROUGH THE DAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO WHICH
WILL PRODUCE LIGHTER WINDS OF 10 KNOTS OR LESS BY EARLY FRIDAY AND
PERSISTING THROUGH THE WEEKEND. NO OTHER MARINE IMPACTS EXPECTED.

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GMZ830-251645-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
410 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS BY
LATE MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-251645-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
410 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS BY LATE MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-251645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
410 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ876-251645-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
410 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-251645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
410 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST 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.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-251645-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
410 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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GMZ850-251645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
410 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...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.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST 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.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-251645-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
410 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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