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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
244 PM EST WED MAR 1 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.

GMZ800-020515-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
244 PM EST WED MAR 1 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO FROM
THE ATLANTIC CONTINUES TONIGHT WITH LIGHT WINDS AND SOME PATCHY FOG
POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST FROM THE TAMPA BAY AREA NORTH. A FRONT EASES
SOUTH THROUGH THE WATERS THURSDAY AND THURSDAY EVENING WITH SOME
SHOWERS. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN ALONG THE GULF COAST FRIDAY THEN
MOVES EAST TO THE ATLANTIC BY MONDAY. THIS WILL PROVIDE SOME ROBUST
WINDS AND SEAS FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY WITH CAUTIONARY OR ADVISORY
CONDITIONS EXPECTED. AS THE HIGH MOVES EAST WIND BEGIN TO VEER AND
DIMINISH.

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GMZ830-020515-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
244 PM EST WED MAR 1 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
PATCHY SEA FOG IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-020515-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
244 PM EST WED MAR 1 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD
MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-020515-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
244 PM EST WED MAR 1 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-020515-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
244 PM EST WED MAR 1 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-020515-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
244 PM EST WED MAR 1 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-020515-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
244 PM EST WED MAR 1 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND 15 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-020515-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
244 PM EST WED MAR 1 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST EARLY
IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
PATCHY SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST 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.

$$

GMZ870-020515-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
244 PM EST WED MAR 1 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING NORTH EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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