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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
853 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

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.

GMZ800-211100-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
853 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Strong ridge of high pressure continues to dominate our
region with prevailing easterly winds and no rain chances. A
relatively tight pressure gradient will allow for some
gusty winds, especially in our southern waters. Patchy sea
fog will be possible in our northern zones late overnight
through the early afternoon hours.

$$

GMZ830-211100-
Tampa Bay waters-
853 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of
showers.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest late in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.

$$

GMZ836-211100-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
853 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.

$$

GMZ856-211100-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
853 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ876-211100-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
853 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots with gusts to 20
knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots
early in the afternoon, then becoming northeast late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east
around 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A slight
chance of showers.

$$

GMZ853-211100-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
853 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming north around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming north around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ873-211100-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
853 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20
knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots then becoming east 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east
around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots
early in the afternoon, then becoming north around 5 knots late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east
around 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots
early in the afternoon, then becoming northeast around 5 knots late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance
of showers.

$$

GMZ850-211100-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
853 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Patchy sea fog after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters smooth. Patchy sea fog in the morning.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
east in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming north late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming north late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.SATURDAY...South 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.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ870-211100-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
853 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Patchy sea fog after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy sea
fog in the morning.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
east after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming north late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.SATURDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

$$



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