Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
345 AM EDT WED MAR 29 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.

GMZ800-291700-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
345 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
BENIGN MARINE FORECAST THROUGH THURSDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATES
THE REGION. LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST FLOW THIS MORNING WILL TURN WEST
AND SOUTHWEST NEAR THE COAST THIS AFTERNOON WITH SEA-BREEZE
DEVELOPMENT...AND THEN EXPAND OFFSHORE WITH TIME THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING HOURS. A MORE SOUTHERLY FLOW DEVELOPS BY
THURSDAY, WITH FLOW AGAIN TURNING ONSHORE NEAR THE COAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. WINDS INCREASE TO NEAR CAUTIONARY LEVELS THURSDAY NIGHT
AND FRIDAY IN ADVANCE OF A COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT WILL LIKELY BRING
SOME SHOWER AND/OR THUNDERSTORMS ACTIVITY TO THE REGION ON FRIDAY.
LIGHTER WINDS AND DRIER CONDITIONS RETURN FOR THE WEEKEND AS HIGH
PRESSURE AGAIN TAKES CONTROL OF THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO.

$$

GMZ830-291700-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
345 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH WEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-291700-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
345 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH OR
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-291700-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
345 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. 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 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ876-291700-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
345 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-291700-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
345 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ873-291700-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
345 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 2
FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ850-291700-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
345 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 5
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ870-291700-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
345 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

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