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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
326 PM EST SUN JAN 22 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.

GMZ800-230545-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
326 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A STRONG FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS MOVING TOWARD THE EASTERN
GULF COAST WATERS AND WILL CREATE DANGEROUS MARINE CONDITIONS FOR
MARINERS. THE SQUALL LINE AHEAD OF THIS FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
WATERS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. WINDS IN THE
25-30 KNOT RANGE ARE ALREADY BEING REPORTED AND WILL STEADILY
INCREASE THROUGH THE NIGHT WITH 35-45 KNOT WINDS POSSIBLE. OFF SHORE
BUOYS ARE REPORTING SEAS UP TO 6-8 FEET CURRENTLY AND WILL QUICKLY
BUILD TO 10- 15 FEET BY LATER TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. AS THE
FRONT PASSES, THE WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST SOUTHWEST REMAINING
GUSTY AT GALE FORCE. RESIDUAL STRONG WINDS AND ELEVATED SEAS CONTINUE
INTO TUESDAY. THESE ARE DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING MARINE
CONDITIONS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO. WINDS AND SEAS FINALLY DECREASE BY
MID WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION.

$$

GMZ830-230545-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
326 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
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...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-230545-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
326 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST 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 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-230545-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
326 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO
14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS.
SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A 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 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-230545-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
326 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-230545-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
326 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
VERY ROUGH. A 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 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 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 IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-230545-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
326 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS.
SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-230545-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
326 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.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 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-230545-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
326 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS.
SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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