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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
345 AM EST SUN DEC 11 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.

GMZ800-111745-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
345 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

.SYNOPSIS...THE LARGE HIGH CENTER WILL MOVE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC
COAST TODAY...THEN THE RIDGE WILL SETTLE OVER THE EASTERN GULF
WATERS MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL ALLOW WINDS AND SEAS
TO SUBSIDE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MIDWEEK WHILE MARINE SEA FOG
MAY DEVELOP BY MID WEEK. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO OUR WATERS
ON THURSDAY...POTENTIALLY BRINGING ANOTHER ROUND OF GUSTY WINDS
AND CHOPPY SEAS.

$$

GMZ830-111745-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
345 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY
SEA FOG.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-111745-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
345 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON.. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-111745-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
345 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY
SEA FOG.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-111745-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
345 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

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

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-111745-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
345 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY SEA FOG.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-111745-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
345 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

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

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-111745-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
345 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-111745-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
345 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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