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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
353 AM EDT Thu Aug 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.

GMZ800-241630-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
353 AM EDT Thu Aug 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...An area of low pressure lingering off the southwest
Florida coast will slowly lift north or northeast Friday into
Saturday...bringing a greater chance for showers and thunderstorms
for the coastal waters. A more typical summertime pattern will return
later this weekend into early next week as this low pulls away to
the norheast. No headlines are in place at this time...but winds
will periodically increase to around 15 knots and close to exercise
caution criteria at times through the weekend.

$$

GMZ830-241630-
Tampa Bay waters-
353 AM EDT Thu Aug 24 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated
thunderstorms after midnight.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming north early in the
afternoon, then becoming northwest around 10 knots late in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ836-241630-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
353 AM EDT Thu Aug 24 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated
thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southwest around
15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 15 knots then becoming west
5 to 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. Widespread thunderstorms in the evening,
then numerous thunderstorms after midnight.
.SATURDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Numerous thunderstorms in the evening, then
scattered thunderstorms after midnight.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...North winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ856-241630-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
353 AM EDT Thu Aug 24 2017

.TODAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southwest around
15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 15 knots then becoming west
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ876-241630-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
353 AM EDT Thu Aug 24 2017

.TODAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southwest around
15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Numerous thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Numerous thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Numerous
thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms in the
afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Numerous thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Numerous
thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms in the
afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots then becoming northeast
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ853-241630-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
353 AM EDT Thu Aug 24 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming northwest early in
the afternoon, then increasing to around 15 knots late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots then becoming north 5 to
10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ873-241630-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
353 AM EDT Thu Aug 24 2017

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Isolated
thunderstorms in the morning. Scattered thunderstorms in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Numerous
thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms in the
afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming northeast
around 15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ850-241630-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
353 AM EDT Thu Aug 24 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming west late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated thunderstorms
after midnight.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming northeast
around 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ870-241630-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
353 AM EDT Thu Aug 24 2017

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms in the
afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated thunderstorms
in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms.

$$


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