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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
1001 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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.

GMZ800-162215-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1001 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front will move across the waters on Wednesday
with small craft advisory conditions likely behind the front, Seas
will also build and will become hazardous to small craft later
Wednesday and Wednesday night. Winds will begin to weaken on Thursday
and become northeast which will allow seas to gradually subside,
with no hazards expected Friday and Saturday.

$$

GMZ830-162215-
Tampa Bay waters-
1001 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
north around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Patchy fog late. Bay and
inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots
in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.

$$

GMZ836-162215-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
1001 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming light. Patchy fog
late. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots
late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.

$$

GMZ856-162215-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
1001 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 15 knots then becoming
north 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ876-162215-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
1001 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

$$

GMZ853-162215-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
1001 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
north late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ873-162215-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
1001 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to
5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around
20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

$$

GMZ850-162215-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
1001 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
north late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots toward morning. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters
choppy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots then becoming north 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...North winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters smooth.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots increasing to around
10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ870-162215-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
1001 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around
20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

$$


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