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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
258 PM EST SAT DEC 3 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.

GMZ800-040515-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
258 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL HOLD OVER THE WATERS FOR THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS WITH EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLY SURGES. A STORM SYSTEM
WILL MOVE THROUGH THE DEEP SOUTH EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH INCREASING
SOUTHEAST WINDS AND SEAS OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO WITH
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES LIKELY OVER PORTIONS OF THE WATERS. A COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT WITH
WINDS AND SEAS GRADUALLY SUBSIDING IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.

$$

GMZ830-040515-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
258 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-040515-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
258 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

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

$$

GMZ856-040515-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
258 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ876-040515-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
258 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
DIMINISHING TO 3 TO 5 FEET..
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ853-040515-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
258 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH 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 SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE
IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON
INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ873-040515-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
258 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET DIMINISHING TO 3 TO 5
FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-040515-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
258 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. 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...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-040515-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
258 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET DIMINISHING TO 3 TO 5
FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$



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