Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
957 AM EDT MON APR 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.

GMZ800-242130-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
957 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE WATERS...NEAR TAMPA BAY...WILL
PUSH SOUTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE AFTERNOON THEN EXIT INTO SOUTH
FLORIDA BY EVENING. THE FRONT SWEEPS OUT OVER THE ATLANTIC OVERNIGHT
AS HIGH PRESSURE IN THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO STARTS TREKKING EAST.
THE HIGH REACHES THE EAST GULF OF MEXICO TUESDAY THEN IS REINFORCED
BY ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING WEST...RESULTING IN AN AXIS OF
HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE STATE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. A FEW
SHOWERS WILL ACCOMPANY THE FRONT WITH WINDS BEHIND IT INCREASING INTO
THE CAUTIONARY RANGE THROUGH TONIGHT.

$$

GMZ830-242130-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
957 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS ENDING IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-242130-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
957 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AND
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST TOWARD
MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT
CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-242130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
957 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-242130-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
957 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST TOWARD MORNING.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-242130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
957 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

$$

GMZ873-242130-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
957 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-242130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
957 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AND
INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-242130-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
957 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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