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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
401 AM EDT SAT APR 29 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.

GMZ800-291630-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
401 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD ACROSS THE EASTERN
GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND WITH GENERALLY EAST
TO SOUTHEAST WINDS THAT TURN ONSHORE EACH AFTERNOON WITH THE SEA
BREEZE. NOCTURNAL SURGES WILL BRING WINDS UP TO CAUTIONARY LEVELS
DURING THE LATE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS. WINDS WILL THEN RELAX
DURING THE EARLY PART OF THE WEEK AS A COLD FRONT WASHES OUT ACROSS
THE AREA.

$$

GMZ830-291630-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
401 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-291630-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
401 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-291630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
401 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-291630-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
401 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-291630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
401 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST 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.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST LATE IN
THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ873-291630-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
401 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-291630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
401 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-291630-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
401 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN
THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

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