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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
213 PM EST Sun Dec 17 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.

GMZ800-180545-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
213 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
High pressure north of the region today will setup a
southeast flow across the waters through Monday with a shift to
onshore near the coast with the sea breeze during each afternoon.
This area of high pressure will shift eastward a bit, but continue to
ridge across Florida through midweek, with winds gradually shifting
from southeast to southwest. No headlines are expected for the next
several days.

$$

GMZ830-180545-
Tampa Bay waters-
213 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters
smooth. Patchy sea fog after midnight.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west late in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Patchy sea fog in the
morning.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south early
in the afternoon, then becoming west around 5 knots late in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north
late in the evening, then becoming east after midnight then becoming
southeast around 5 knots toward morning. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth. A chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest
around 5 knots late in the evening, then becoming northeast after
midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers
in the evening.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.

$$

GMZ836-180545-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
213 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east in the
late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Patchy sea
fog after midnight.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Patchy sea fog
in the morning.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest late in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
northwest around 5 knots late in the evening, then becoming
northeast after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.

$$

GMZ856-180545-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
213 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east 5 to 10
knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming west around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.MONDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming west late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.

$$

GMZ876-180545-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
213 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

$$

GMZ853-180545-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
213 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming west late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.

$$

GMZ873-180545-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
213 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots diminishing to around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less.
.TUESDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming
southeast toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A chance
of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

$$

GMZ850-180545-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
213 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast in
the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
.THURSDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ870-180545-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
213 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming
southeast toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A slight
chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A slight
chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

$$



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