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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
302 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 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.

GMZ800-250430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
302 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST RIDGES
SOUTHWESTWARD ACROSS THE WATERS. THIS HIGH SLIDES EAST THROUGH THE
WEEKEND WITH AN AXIS ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES. AS THE HIGH
CONTINUES TO MOVE EAST EARLY NEXT WEEK THE AXIS SETTLES DOWN ACROSS
CENTRAL FLORIDA.

$$

GMZ830-250430-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
302 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD
MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-250430-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
302 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE
IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD
MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-250430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
302 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

$$

GMZ876-250430-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
302 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE
IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-250430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
302 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD
MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ873-250430-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
302 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS
2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET
OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ850-250430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
302 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN
BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ870-250430-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
302 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS TOWARD
MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$



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