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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
850 PM EST Tue Dec 12 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.

GMZ800-131030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
850 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Enhanced north to northwest winds and rough seas will
continue through tonight as high pressure builds into the region.
Winds and seas will gradually improve through the morning hours as
high pressure builds in. Favorable boating conditions will continue
then through at least Thursday as light winds remain over the waters.
Another front will bring increasing winds and seas again late Friday
into Saturday with a period of cautionary to advisory conditions.
Thereafter, light winds and seas look probable over the weekend and
into next week.

$$

GMZ830-131030-
Tampa Bay waters-
850 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 20 knots then becoming
north 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters choppy.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming west around
15 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. A chance of showers.
.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.

$$

GMZ836-131030-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
850 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds around 20 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
south after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate
chop. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. A slight chance of showers.
.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...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.

$$

GMZ856-131030-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
850 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 20 knots then becoming
north 10 to 15 knots toward morning. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming
southwest after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots increasing to around
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ876-131030-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
850 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west
late in the evening, then becoming southwest after midnight
increasing to around 10 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of
showers.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

$$

GMZ853-131030-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
850 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon, then becoming
northwest around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming west around
15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ873-131030-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
850 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
around 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around 20 knots
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

$$

GMZ850-131030-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
850 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

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

$$

GMZ870-131030-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
850 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds around 15 knots diminishing to around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest late in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to
around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...West winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of showers in
the morning.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 20 knots.
Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 20 knots then becoming north
10 to 15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight chance of
showers.
.SATURDAY...North winds around 15 knots then becoming northeast 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

$$



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