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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
357 AM EST SUN FEB 26 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.

GMZ800-261745-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
357 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT CONTINUES TO MOVE SOUTH ACROSS THE WATERS
THIS MORNING. NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS ARE FILLING
IN BEHIND THE FRONT...GENERATING INCREASING SEAS. THIS WILL BRING
ABOUT A PERIOD OF CAUTIONARY CONDITIONS THROUGH AT LEAST EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON. A WEAK SEABREEZE WILL ALLOW WINDS TO DECREASE SLIGHTLY
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE TO THE
NORTH WILL ALLOW WINDS TO BECOME EASTERLY TONIGHT. THIS WILL FAVOR AN
EASTERLY WIND SURGE OVERNIGHT TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY...WITH
CAUTIONARY WINDS AND SEAS LIKELY ONCE AGAIN. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
GRADUALLY SETTLE IN OVER THE WATERS LATE MONDAY THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT
WEEK...BRINGING ABOUT MORE FAVORABLE BOATING CONDITIONS.

$$

GMZ830-261745-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
357 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-261745-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
357 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING EAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN THE
LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-261745-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
357 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS... THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-261745-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
357 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN INCREASING
TO AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-261745-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
357 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ873-261745-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
357 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS... DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-261745-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
357 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-261745-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
357 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS... THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN INCREASING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.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 THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$



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