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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
346 AM EST FRI JAN 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.

GMZ800-201845-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
346 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA TODAY WITH WARM
AND HUMID CONDITIONS CONTINUING. SOUTHERLY WINDS MAY RESULT IN SOME
SEA FOG TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY. A STRONG AND COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM
WILL MOVE THROUGH THE DEEP SOUTH THIS WEEKEND WITH INCREASING
SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS AND CHOPPY SEAS SATURDAY. CONDITIONS BECOME VERY
HAZARDOUS AS STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVE THROUGH THE
EASTERN GULF SUNDAY. BEHIND THE FRONT LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY WITH
WILL GUST TO GALE FORCE GENERATING A PROLONGED PERIOD OF ADVISORY
LEVEL WINDS AND SEAS OVER ALL THE WATERS...WITH DANGEROUS BOATING
CONDITIONS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE TUESDAY AS HIGH
PRESSURE SLOWLY BUILDS IN OVER THE GULF WATERS.

$$

GMZ830-201845-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
346 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-201845-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
346 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-201845-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
346 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-201845-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
346 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
30 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-201845-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
346 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-201845-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
346 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-201845-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
346 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-201845-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
346 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
30 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

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