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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
331 PM EST FRI JAN 20 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 UPDATED 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.

GMZ800-210700-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
331 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA WITH WARM AND HUMID
CONDITIONS CONTINUING. SOUTHERLY WINDS MAY RESULT IN SOME SEA FOG
TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY. A STRONG AND COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE
THROUGH THE DEEP SOUTH THIS WEEKEND WITH INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS
AND CHOPPY SEAS SATURDAY. CONDITIONS WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS AS
STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVE THROUGH THE EASTERN GULF
ON SUNDAY AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. STRONG WEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP LATE
SUNDAY CONTINUING INTO MONDAY IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT WITH FREQUENT
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE POSSIBLE...WHICH WILL CREATE DANGEROUS BOATING
CONDITIONS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE ON TUESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS OVER THE WATERS.


$$

GMZ830-210700-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
331 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS WITH
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-210700-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
331 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-210700-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
331 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-210700-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
331 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-210700-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
331 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS 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.

$$

GMZ873-210700-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
331 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-210700-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
331 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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.

$$

GMZ870-210700-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
331 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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