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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
350 AM EST Sun Dec 17 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.

GMZ800-171600-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
350 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure north of the region today will setup a
southeast flow across the waters through Monday with a shift to
onshore near the coast with the sea breeze during each afternoon.
This area of high pressure will shift eastward a bit, but continue to
ridge across Florida through midweek, with winds gradually shifting
from southeast to southwest. No headlines are expected for the next
several days.

$$

GMZ830-171600-
Tampa Bay waters-
350 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming south in the afternoon.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming southeast in the
late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Patchy fog
after midnight.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots
late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Patchy fog early
in the morning.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots becoming east
overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots
late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots southeast overnight.
Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ836-171600-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
350 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming south late in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...Variable winds around 5 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots
in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Patchy fog after midnight.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west during the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Patchy fog early in the
morning.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots becoming east
overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...East winds around 5 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots becoming southeast
overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 5 knots increasing to around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.


$$

GMZ856-171600-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
350 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon, except becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots close to
the coast. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...Variable winds around 5 knots becoming east around
10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming northwest around 5
knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.MONDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots becoming southeast
overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.

$$

GMZ876-171600-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
350 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 5 knots increasing to around 10 knots
in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming variable around 5 knots
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Variable winds around 5 knots becoming east winds
around 10 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming variable around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Variable winds around 5 knots becoming southeast
5 to 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.

$$

GMZ853-171600-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
350 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon, except becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots close to
the coast. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...Variable winds around 5 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots
in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots becoming east 5 to
10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots becoming southeast
5 to 10 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.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 around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ873-171600-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
350 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southeast 5 to 10 knots becoming east winds around
10 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming variable around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Variable winds around 5 knots becoming east and
increasing to around 10 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming variable around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Variable winds around 5 knots becoming southeast
5 to 10 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
A slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A slight
chance of showers.

$$

GMZ850-171600-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
350 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming southwest 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming southeast 5 to
10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
northeast toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots becoming south overnight.
Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 5 knots becoming southwest around
10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. 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 chance of showers.
.THURSDAY...West winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ870-171600-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
350 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Variable winds around 5 knots becoming southeast
overnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming variable late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Variable winds around 5 knots becoming south 5 to
10 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots becoming southwest 10 to
15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of
showers.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west
around 10 knots overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming north around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of showers.

$$



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