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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
812 PM EDT WED MAR 22 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.

GMZ800-230915-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
812 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY TURNING WINDS
MORE TO THE NORTHEAST OR EAST THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. AN
INCREASE IN WIND SPEED TO CAUTIONARY OR ADVISORY LEVELS IS EXPECTED
LATER THURSDAY INTO THE FIRST PART OF FRIDAY...AND AGAIN ON FRIDAY
NIGHT WITH THE OVERNIGHT EASTERLY SURGE...BUT WINDS AND SEAS WILL
THEN RELAX FOR THE WEEKEND.


$$

GMZ830-230915-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
812 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-230915-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
812 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

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

$$

GMZ856-230915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
812 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE
IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE
IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-230915-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
812 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-230915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
812 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-230915-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
812 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE
IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ850-230915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
812 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE
IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET
OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-230915-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
812 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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