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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
338 AM EST MON JAN 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.

GMZ800-231800-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
338 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A VERY STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL CREATE DANGEROUS
MARINE CONDITIONS FOR MARINERS AS WINDS GUST TO GALE FORCE TODAY.
THESE ARE DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING MARINE CONDITIONS FOR THE
GULF OF MEXICO. RESIDUAL STRONG WINDS AND ELEVATED SEAS CONTINUE INTO
TUESDAY. WINDS AND SEAS FINALLY DECREASE BY MID WEEK AS HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION.

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GMZ830-231800-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
338 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD
MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-231800-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
338 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.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 THEN BECOMING WEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-231800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
338 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS.
SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-231800-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
338 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS.
SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 12 TO
16 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-231800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
338 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-231800-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
338 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
KNOTS. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-231800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
338 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING
SOUTH TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.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 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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.
.FRIDAY...NORTH 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.

$$

GMZ870-231800-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
338 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS.
SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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