Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
408 PM EST SAT FEB 25 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.

GMZ800-260530-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
408 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS THIS EVENING
AND TONIGHT...WITH HIGH PRESSURE THEN MOVING OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN
U.S. FOR SUNDAY. WINDS WILL REACH EXERCISE CAUTION AND NEAR-ADVISORY
LEVELS FOR A PERIOD TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY AND THEN WILL RELAX
THROUGH THE REST OF THE DAY...ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL AGAIN SURGE TO
NEAR- ADVISORY LEVELS FOR SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. THE FIRST FEW
DAYS OF THE WEEK SHOULD THEN FEATURE BENIGN BOATING CONDITIONS WITH
NO HEADLINES EXPECTED.



$$

GMZ830-260530-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
408 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-260530-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
408 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-260530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
408 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-260530-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
408 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-260530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
408 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-260530-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
408 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-260530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
408 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-260530-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
408 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

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