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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
242 PM EST Fri Dec 15 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.

GMZ800-160530-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
242 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A weak front will slowly sag through the Gulf this evening
into tonight with westerly winds and seas ahead of the front. High
pressure will build into the region late tonight through Saturday
with winds and seas veering north to northeasterly. High pressure to
move into Western Atlantic with east winds and seas Sunday. Evening
surges will briefly increase winds and seas this weekend into Monday.
Another weak front will move into the region early next week.


$$

GMZ830-160530-
Tampa Bay waters-
242 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming northeast in
the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
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...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth. A slight chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds around 5 knots then becoming north late in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of
showers.

$$

GMZ836-160530-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
242 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
around 5 knots in the late morning and early afternoon, then
becoming west late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. A
chance of showers.

$$

GMZ856-160530-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
242 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
around 15 knots in the late evening and early morning. Seas 2 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming southeast around 10
knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. 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...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot. Bay and inland
waters smooth. A chance of showers.

$$

GMZ876-160530-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
242 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

$$

GMZ853-160530-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
242 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south. Seas
2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.TUESDAY...South winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. A chance
of showers.

$$

GMZ873-160530-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
242 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming northeast after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds around 10 knots then becoming north in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ850-160530-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
242 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.MONDAY...South winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west
toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. A chance
of showers.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ870-160530-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
242 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming southeast. Seas 2
feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
northwest toward morning. Seas 2 feet. A chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of showers.

$$



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