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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
402 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

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.

GMZ800-051530-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
402 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC TODAY
AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OVER THE WESTERN GULF. THE LOW PRESSURE
AREA OVER THE WESTERN GULF WILL LIFT NORTHEAST THROUGH THE
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT AND THEN INTO THE
TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEY ON TUESDAY. AS THE LOW LIFTS OUT TO THE
NORTHEAST A TRAILING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE GULF
WATERS TONIGHT AND THEN SOUTH THROUGH THE EASTERN GULF WATERS
ON TUESDAY. AMPLE MOISTURE WILL SUPPORT SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE FRONT. THE FRONT
WILL STALL OUT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN WATERS ON WEDNESDAY AS WEAK
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE NORTH. A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL
SWEEP SOUTH THROUGH THE WATER DURING THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
FOLLOWED BY STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN NORTH OF THE WATERS
ON FRIDAY WITH STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHERLY WIND EXPECTED IN THE
WAKE OF THE FRONT. WARM AND MOIST AIR OVERRIDING THE COOLER GULF
WATERS MAY PRODUCE SOME AREAS OF SEA FOG OVER THE WATERS LATER
TODAY THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AHEAD OF THE FRONT.

$$

GMZ830-051530-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
402 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF SEA FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AND INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-051530-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
402 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AND
INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING NORTH TOWARD MORNING.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-051530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
402 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF SEA FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE MORNING.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
WEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ876-051530-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
402 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
AREAS OF SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. AREAS OF
SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
WEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING NORTH TOWARD
MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-051530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
402 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AND
INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE MORNING.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 7
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ873-051530-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
402 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF SEA FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 11
FEET.

$$

GMZ850-051530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
402 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE MORNING.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ870-051530-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
402 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF SEA FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE MORNING.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 11 FEET.

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