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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
401 AM EST MON FEB 27 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.

GMZ800-271815-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
401 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE WATERS THROUGH
TONIGHT...RESULTING IN AN EASTERLY WIND SURGE...AND A FEW HOURS OF
CAUTIONARY LEVEL WINDS THROUGH THIS MORNING. BY LATE MORNING AND
EARLY AFTERNOON...A WEAK SEABREEZE SHOULD ALLOW WINDS TO DECREASE.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN SETTLE SOUTHWARD TUESDAY INTO MUCH OF THE
COMING WEEK...BRINGING LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS TURNING ONSHORE
EACH AFTERNOON WITH THE SEABREEZE. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
WATERS LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...RESULTING IN INCREASING CHANCES
FOR MARINE SHOWERS AND STORMS. BREEZY POST FRONTAL NORTHEAST WINDS
MAY USHER IN A PERIOD OF CAUTIONARY TO BORDERLINED ADVISORY
CONDITIONS FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

$$

GMZ830-271815-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
401 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD MORNING.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-271815-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
401 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN
THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-271815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
401 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING IN THE LATE
MORNING THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...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.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-271815-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
401 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING...AND 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-271815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
401 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

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

$$

GMZ873-271815-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
401 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING IN THE LATE
MORNING THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-271815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
401 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING IN THE LATE
MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON,
THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-271815-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
401 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING IN THE LATE
MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN
THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON THEN
BECOMING NORTH AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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