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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1011 AM EST FRI FEB 24 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.

GMZ800-242215-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1011 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS TODAY WITH
PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES. A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS THE WATERS
SATURDAY NIGHT WITH INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD BACK OVER THE WATERS IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT
SUNDAY AND MONDAY.


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GMZ830-242215-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1011 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-242215-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1011 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-242215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1011 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST 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.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-242215-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1011 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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GMZ853-242215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1011 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-242215-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1011 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

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

$$

GMZ850-242215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1011 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-242215-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1011 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS
2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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