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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
400 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019

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.

GMZ800-251800-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
400 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019

.SYNOPSIS...
High pressure ridges into the Gulf of Mexico producing pleasant
weather and south-southeast winds 10 knots or less through the day.
A cold front approaches the coastal waters Friday morning producing
higher chances of showers and storms and increasing winds around 15
knots and seas around 3 feet. The winds will shift to the north-
northwest in the wake of the front by early Saturday morning. High
pressure moves into the area by Saturday afternoon and will persist
into next week. Tranquil boating conditions with winds less than 10
knots and seas less than 2 feet can be expected through next week.
No other marine impacts are expected.

$$

GMZ830-251800-
Tampa Bay waters-
400 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
around 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming
northeast toward morning. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A
slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest around
10 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ836-251800-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
400 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019

.TODAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.TONIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots then becoming north
around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A
chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then then becoming west
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
A slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south late in the
morning, then then becoming west in the afternoon. Bay and inland
waters smooth. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east in
the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ856-251800-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
400 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019

.TODAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north
toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A
chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots diminishing to around
5 knots late in the morning, then then becoming south early in the
afternoon then becoming west around 5 knots late in the afternoon.
Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north
around 5 knots late in the evening, then then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance
of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. A
slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ876-251800-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
400 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019

.TODAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots
toward morning. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots then becoming west around
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. A chance of
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north
toward morning. Seas 2 feet. A chance of showers and a slight chance
of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east
around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then then becoming northwest
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then then becoming west late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. A
slight chance of thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ853-251800-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
400 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019

.TODAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
A slight chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north
toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots diminishing to around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then then becoming northwest around
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 5 knots 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 thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ873-251800-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
400 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019

.TODAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. A chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots then becoming west late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north
around 15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming north
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south early in the
afternoon, then then becoming northwest late in the afternoon. Seas
2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast late in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.

$$

GMZ850-251800-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
400 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019

.TODAY...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest around
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot building to 2 feet or less in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southwest around
15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 15 knots then becoming north
around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots diminishing to around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then then becoming northwest around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast late in
the morning, then then becoming northwest in the afternoon. Seas
2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.MONDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming north around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters smooth.

$$

GMZ870-251800-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
400 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019

.TODAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. A chance of
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 15 knots then becoming north
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots diminishing to around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then then becoming north late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming north around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.

$$



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