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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
229 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

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.

GMZ800-240545-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
229 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front will move through the region today and
tonight, with south to southwest winds turning more northward
tonight. Periods of exercise caution winds from the north and
northeast can be expected through much of the week behind the front.

$$

GMZ830-240545-
Tampa Bay waters-
229 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots
toward morning. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots then becoming north
5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Showers likely.

$$

GMZ836-240545-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
229 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north around
10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots then becoming north
5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming northeast
around 15 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters
a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Showers likely.

$$

GMZ856-240545-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
229 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming north around
15 knots late in the evening, then diminishing to 5 to 10 knots
after midnight increasing to around 15 knots toward morning. Seas
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots early in the afternoon, then increasing to around 15 knots
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
around 20 knots in the late evening and early morning, then
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters choppy.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Showers likely.

$$

GMZ876-240545-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
229 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...Small Craft Exercise Caution...

.TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots
toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots then becoming north 10
to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 20 knots increasing to
20 to 25 knots late in the evening, then diminishing to around
20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers in
the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
A chance of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Showers
likely.

$$

GMZ853-240545-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
229 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...North winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots
late in the evening, then increasing to around 15 knots after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots then becoming north
10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming
northeast around 20 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay
and inland waters choppy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
around 20 knots late in the evening, then diminishing to 10 to
15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters
choppy.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in
the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Showers likely.

$$

GMZ873-240545-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
229 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...Small Craft Exercise Caution...

.TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots
toward morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots then becoming north 10
to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots
in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight chance
of showers in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Showers
likely.

$$

GMZ850-240545-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
229 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming north around
15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest around
15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots then becoming east late in
the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop. Showers.

$$

GMZ870-240545-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
229 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...Small Craft Exercise Caution...

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming north 15 to
20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15
knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming
northeast around 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around
20 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A chance of showers in
the evening, then showers likely after midnight.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 20 knots then becoming southeast 10 to
15 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming east late in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Showers.

$$


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