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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1019 AM EST TUE FEB 28 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.

GMZ800-282230-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1019 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE MOVING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC WILL RIDGE BACK
TO THE GULF WATERS THROUGH MIDWEEK. THEN A FRONT DROPS SOUTH ON
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN OVER THE
GULF COAST AND SOUTHEASTERN STATES FOR THE WEEKEND. WINDS WILL
PICK UP BEHIND THE FRONT...WITH WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR ADVISORY
LEVELS LATE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

$$

GMZ830-282230-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1019 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST 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 DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-282230-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1019 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE
IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-282230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1019 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...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.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-282230-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1019 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN DIMINISHING
TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-282230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1019 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST EARLY
IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST 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.

$$

GMZ873-282230-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1019 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING
SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-282230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1019 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON
THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 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.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-282230-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1019 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE IN
THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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