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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
228 PM EST Sat Dec 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.

GMZ800-170515-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
228 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak and decaying front slowly exits the waters today as high
pressure tracks by north of the state through the weekend with winds
veering from northeasterly to southeasterly. The high slips out over
the Atlantic Monday and continues eastward while ridging back across
Florida to the Gulf of Mexico with winds gradually shifting from
southeasterly to southwesterly. A weak front approaches during
midweek.


$$

GMZ830-170515-
Tampa Bay waters-
228 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east in
the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west late in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
toward morning. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
toward morning. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ836-170515-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
228 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming west late in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast early
in the afternoon, then becoming southwest late in the afternoon. Bay
and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming north
around 5 knots late in the evening, then becoming east after
midnight. 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 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.

$$

GMZ856-170515-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
228 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around
15 knots after midnight, then diminishing to 5 to 10 knots toward
morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast early
in the afternoon, then becoming west around 5 knots late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north
around 5 knots late in the evening, then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ876-170515-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
228 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around
15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 15 knots then becoming southeast 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
toward morning. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
southeast around 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas
2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.

$$

GMZ853-170515-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
228 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around
15 knots after midnight, then diminishing to 5 to 10 knots toward
morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming west around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
toward morning. 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.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ873-170515-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
228 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around
15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A chance
of showers.

$$

GMZ850-170515-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
228 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
northeast late in the evening, then becoming east around 5 knots
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in
the late evening and early morning, then becoming southeast toward
morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south
around 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ870-170515-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
228 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
northwest late in the evening, then becoming south after midnight
then becoming southeast toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. A chance of showers.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of showers.

$$


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