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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
849 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 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.

GMZ800-230930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
849 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Interactions between Bermuda high pressure in the Deep
South and a tropical wave moving from the Bahamas into the Florida
Peninsula will keep fluctuating gradient over the Eastern Gulf
through mid week with times of increased easterly surges and then
afternoon sea breezes. Expect increasing thunderstorm activity into
the weekend with dangerous lightning, locally strong gusty winds, and
choppy seas possible.

$$

GMZ830-230930-
Tampa Bay waters-
849 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots shifting west in the afternoon.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Numerous thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots diminishing to
around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters
smooth. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming
northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ836-230930-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
849 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southeast
around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south 5 to 10
knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots diminishing to around
5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Numerous thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
north around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ856-230930-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
849 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Numerous thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ876-230930-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
849 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming east
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Numerous thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ853-230930-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
849 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming east
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming north in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south around
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...South 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. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
north after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ873-230930-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
849 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming east 5
to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...South winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ850-230930-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
849 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
east around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...East 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. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ870-230930-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
849 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
northeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
northeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming north in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north
around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming northeast
around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
thunderstorms.

$$



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