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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
308 PM EST MON JAN 16 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.

GMZ800-170400-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
308 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE EASTERN SEABOARD AND
WESTERN ATLANTIC WILL REMAIN IN CONTROL OF THE WEATHER ACROSS THE
FORECAST WATERS FOR MOST OF THIS WEEK AS IT SLOWLY MIGRATES EAST
AND SOUTHEAST. EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS TODAY WILL SHIFT TO
SOUTHERLY FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK AS THE RIDGE AXIS MOVES
OVER THE REGION. WINDS THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK WILL REMAIN
GENERALLY UNDER 15 KNOTS WITH THE SEA BREEZE ATTEMPTING TO
DEVELOP NEAR THE COAST EACH AFTERNOON. THE NEXT POTENTIAL FOR
ELEVATED WIND AND/OR INCLEMENT WEATHER OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO WILL NOT ARRIVE UNTIL FRIDAY.

$$

GMZ830-170400-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
308 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

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

$$

GMZ836-170400-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
308 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-170400-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
308 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-170400-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
308 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-170400-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
308 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. 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. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ873-170400-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
308 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-170400-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
308 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
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 BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-170400-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
308 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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