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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1005 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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.

GMZ800-092215-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1005 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

.SYNOPSIS...GUSTY WINDS OVER THE GULF WATERS HAVE LED TO A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR WINDS AND SEAS. WINDS
AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE THROUGH THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEKEND AND
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS EAST INTO THE
ATLANTIC.


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GMZ830-092215-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1005 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

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GMZ836-092215-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1005 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

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GMZ856-092215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1005 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

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GMZ876-092215-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1005 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8
FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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GMZ853-092215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1005 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

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GMZ873-092215-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1005 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8
FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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GMZ850-092215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1005 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

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GMZ870-092215-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1005 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8
FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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