Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
245 PM EDT MON MAY 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 UPDATED 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.

GMZ800-230415-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
245 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AXIS WILL SLOWLY MOVE SOUTH EARLY THIS
WEEK TO THE FLORIDA STRAITS...WITH WINDS VEERING TO THE
SOUTHWEST. WINDS INCREASE TO NEAR CAUTIONARY LEVELS TONIGHT
INTO TUESDAY...AND THEN MAY APPROACH ADVISORY LEVELS AHEAD
OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
THIS FRONT WILL PASS SOUTH OF THE REGION DURING THURSDAY AND
BE FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE FOR THE END OF THE WEEK.
NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...SOME ON
THE STRONG SIDE ARE ANTICIPATED ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS
TUESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. BOATERS ARE URGED TO CHECK THE
LATEST FORECASTS WITH RESPECT TO THESE STORMS.

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GMZ830-230415-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
245 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-230415-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
245 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-230415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
245 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ876-230415-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
245 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-230415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
245 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ873-230415-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
245 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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GMZ850-230415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
245 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ870-230415-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
245 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7
FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

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