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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 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.

GMZ800-201645-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Relaxed high pressure will dominate the Gulf of Mexico
through the end of the week. The high continues during the weekend
but with a tightening pressure gradient as Hurricane Maria moves
across the southwestern waters of the Atlantic...with increased winds
on Gulf waters. Mariners should monitor the progress of hurricane
Maria and stay up to date with forecasts for the Gulf of Mexico.

$$

GMZ830-201645-
Tampa Bay waters-
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. Isolated showers.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered showers in the
afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered showers in the evening. Isolated
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Scattered showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated showers.

$$

GMZ836-201645-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming north late in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth. Isolated showers in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered showers in the
afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered showers in the evening. Isolated
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered showers in the evening. Isolated
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated showers.

$$

GMZ856-201645-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Isolated showers in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east in the
late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Isolated showers in the evening.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming north around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated showers in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east in
the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered showers in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around
15 knots in the late evening and early morning, then diminishing to
5 to 10 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers in the evening.
Isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ876-201645-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ853-201645-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east in the
late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east in
the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered
showers in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east
around 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers in the evening.
Isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated showers.

$$

GMZ873-201645-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Isolated
thunderstorms. Scattered showers in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 15 knots then becoming northeast 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ850-201645-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
5 knots late in the morning, then becoming northwest around 10 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming north around
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east in
the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered
showers in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east
around 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers in the evening.
Isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers in the evening.
Isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated showers.

$$

GMZ870-201645-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming north around
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east toward
morning. Seas 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming north late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east
around 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.


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