Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
320 PM EDT WED APR 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.

GMZ800-270300-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
320 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE ATLANTIC WILL CONTINUE
TO RIDGE WEST ACROSS SOUTHERN FLORIDA THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THIS WILL
KEEP SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS IN PLACE WITH A SHIFT TO SOUTHWEST NEAR
THE COAST EACH AFTERNOON AS THE SEA BREEZE DEVELOPS.

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GMZ830-270300-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
320 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-270300-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
320 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST 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.

$$

GMZ856-270300-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
320 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-270300-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
320 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ853-270300-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
320 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ873-270300-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
320 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-270300-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
320 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT AND INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD
MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-270300-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
320 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION LATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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