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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
401 AM EST TUE JAN 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.

GMZ800-241800-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
401 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SUBSIDE TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST. EVEN AS WINDS DROP OUT THROUGH THE MORNING
HOURS...ELEVATED SEAS WILL TAKE A LITTLE LONGER TO MODERATE...WITH
CONDITIONS GRADUALLY IMPROVING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH THROUGH THIS
EVENING. RELATIVE BENIGN CONDITIONS WILL THEN HOLD THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...WHEN A COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE COASTAL
WATERS...BRINGING MINOR INCREASES IN WINDS AND SEAS.

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GMZ830-241800-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
401 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

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

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH TOWARD
MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-241800-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
401 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

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

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-241800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
401 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD
MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 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...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-241800-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
401 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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GMZ853-241800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
401 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN
BECOMING SOUTH TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN
INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-241800-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
401 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH TOWARD
MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-241800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
401 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

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

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING SOUTH TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. 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...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-241800-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
401 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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