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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
836 PM EST THU JAN 19 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.

GMZ800-201030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
836 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS OVER THE AREA THROUGH FRIDAY WITH
LIGHT WINDS AND SEAS AND AN AFTERNOON SEA BREEZE TURNING WINDS
ONSHORE DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE LIGHT WINDS WILL HAVE A SOUTHERLY
COMPONENT AND MAY RESULT IN SOME SEA FOG FRIDAY NIGHT. A STRONG COLD
FRONT APPROACHES THE REGION LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY...WITH VIGOROUS
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY OVER THE WATERS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW
STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS. BREEZY SOUTH WINDS SHIFT TO WEST...BECOMING
STRONG AND GUSTY BEHIND THE FRONT LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY WITH GUSTS
TO GALE FORCE POSSIBLE. THIS MAY GENERATE A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS AND SEAS OVER ALL THE WATERS...WITH DANGEROUS
BOATING CONDITIONS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE LATE MONDAY
INTO TUESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE SLOWLY BUILDS IN OVER THE GULF WATERS.

$$

GMZ830-201030-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
836 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. 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...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-201030-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
836 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-201030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
836 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 30 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO
14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. 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. 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.

$$

GMZ876-201030-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
836 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. 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.

$$

GMZ853-201030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
836 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 30 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 12 TO
16 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-201030-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
836 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-201030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
836 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
AREAS OF DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
30 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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.

$$

GMZ870-201030-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
836 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

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