Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
908 AM EDT SUN APR 30 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.

GMZ800-302130-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
908 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE WATERS FROM THE ATLANTIC WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT THEN BEGIN TO SLIDE EAST MONDAY AS A COLD
FRONT MOVES INTO THE GULF WATERS. THIS FRONT REACHES THE EAST GULF
MONDAY NIGHT THEN STALLS ACROSS THE STATE AND BECOMES DIFFUSE THROUGH
MIDWEEK BEFORE LIFTING NORTH. A STRONGER FRONT MAY APPROACH THE AREA
LATE IN THE WEEK. SOME ROBUST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING THEN
DIMINISH BUT PICK BACK UP THIS EVENING...WITH EXERCISE CAUTION
HEADLINES IN PLACE. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PROVIDE LOCALLY
HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS.

$$

GMZ830-302130-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
908 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-302130-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
908 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-302130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
908 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...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 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-302130-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
908 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-302130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
908 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-302130-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
908 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-302130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
908 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017

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

$$

GMZ870-302130-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
908 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

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