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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
231 PM EDT THU MAY 25 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.

GMZ800-260430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
231 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO BUILDS IN ACROSS
FLORIDA FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND MEANDERS THERE INTO MID-WEEK.
THIS WILL PROVIDE LIGHT WINDS WITH AFTERNOON SEA BREEZES.

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GMZ830-260430-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
231 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST TOWARD
MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ836-260430-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
231 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST EARLY IN
THE AFTERNOON, THEN INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-260430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
231 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...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 NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS SUBSIDING
TO 1 FOOT IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 1 FOOT BUILDING TO 2 FEET OR
LESS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ876-260430-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
231 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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GMZ853-260430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
231 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST EARLY IN
THE AFTERNOON, THEN INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-260430-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
231 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST EARLY
IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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GMZ850-260430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
231 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST EARLY
IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST 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 OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ870-260430-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
231 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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