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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
350 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 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.

GMZ800-262000-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
350 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS IN CONTROL OF THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO
THROUGH THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. WINDS AND SEAS REMAIN LIGHT. EAST TO
SOUTHEAST WINDS OVERNIGHT AND MORNING WILL SHIFT ONSHORE EACH
AFTERNOON WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF DAILY SEA-BREEZES.

$$

GMZ830-262000-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
350 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-262000-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
350 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST LATE IN
THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-262000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
350 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST TOWARD
MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-262000-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
350 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING
EAST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-262000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
350 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET
OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-262000-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
350 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND 10
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING VARIABLE
LESS THAN 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-262000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
350 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...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.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST LATE
IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST TOWARD
MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-262000-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
350 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING BECOMING
EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING VARIABLE
LESS THAN 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS
2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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