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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
436 AM EDT WED MAY 24 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.

GMZ800-241430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
436 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...MARINE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE THROUGH
EARLY THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE REGION AND MOVES SOUTH
THROUGH THE WATERS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY. ONCE THE FRONT PASSES THROUGH...WINDS AND
SEAS WILL DECREASE FOR THE END OF THE WEEK AND INTO THIS WEEKEND AS
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE REGION.

$$

GMZ830-241430-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
436 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-241430-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
436 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN
BECOMING NORTHEAST TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-241430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
436 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ876-241430-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
436 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7
FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-241430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
436 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-241430-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
436 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ850-241430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
436 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
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
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-241430-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
436 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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