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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
835 PM EST THU FEB 23 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.

GMZ800-241015-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
835 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS TONIGHT AND
FRIDAY WITH SKIES BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH
ACROSS THE WATERS SATURDAY NIGHT WITH INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS
BEHIND THE FRONT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD BACK OVER THE WATERS IN
THE WAKE OF THE FRONT SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

$$

GMZ830-241015-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
835 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-241015-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
835 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY SEA
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-241015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
835 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-241015-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
835 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-241015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
835 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-241015-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
835 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-241015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
835 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-241015-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
835 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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