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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1002 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

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.

GMZ800-022230-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1002 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD NORTH OF THE WATERS THROUGH
THE WEEKEND. A TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL SUPPORT
INCREASING NORTHEAST WINDS OVER THE WATERS TODAY WITH THE FLOW
BECOMING EASTERLY TONIGHT AND INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND AS THE
HIGH SHIFTS EAST TOWARD THE MID ATLANTIC COAST. DURING EARLY NEXT
WEEK THE HIGH WILL MOVE EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC AS A DEVELOPING
STORM SYSTEM OFF THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS COAST ON MONDAY LIFTS
NORTHEAST THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGH TUESDAY WITH A
TRAILING COLD FRONT MOVING INTO AND STALLING OUT ACROSS THE
CENTRAL GULF WATERS ON WEDNESDAY.

$$

GMZ830-022230-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1002 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP EXCEPT CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-022230-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1002 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ856-022230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1002 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.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 DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ876-022230-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1002 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ853-022230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1002 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ873-022230-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1002 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-022230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1002 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-022230-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1002 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AND INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$


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