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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
430 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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.

GMZ800-191500-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
430 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure across the waters will produce benign
winds and seas through Thursday. A weak cold front will move in from
the north tonight, with high pressure filling back in from the
north behind the front bringing increased northeast to east winds.
Another cold front will move in late in the weekend, with increasing
rain and thunderstorm chances. This pattern will lead to building
winds through the weekend, with periods of cautionary or advisory
level conditions expected.

$$

GMZ830-191500-
Tampa Bay waters-
430 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming west around 10 knots
in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming north around
5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light 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. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters
a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. A chance of showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms
in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the
evening. A chance of showers.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming southwest around
15 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light to moderate
chop. A chance of showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the
afternoon.

$$

GMZ836-191500-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
430 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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

$$

GMZ856-191500-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
430 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...South winds around 5 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots
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.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming north 5 to
10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...North winds around 10 knots becoming northwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming
northeast late in the evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10
knots early in the afternoon, becoming west late in the afternoon.
Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light to moderate chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east around
15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the
morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms in
the evening. A chance of showers.
.MONDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. A chance of showers. A slight chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon.

$$

GMZ876-191500-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
430 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...South winds around 10 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots
early in the afternoon, becoming northwest late in the afternoon.
Seas 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots becoming northeast
around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of showers.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. A chance of
showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

$$

GMZ853-191500-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
430 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...West winds around 5 knots increasing to around 10 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming north overnight.
Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.  becoming north in the afternoon
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters becoming choppy.
.SATURDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots
in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland
waters choppy. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters choppy.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to around
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning,
then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the
afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A
chance of showers.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers. A slight chance
of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

$$

GMZ873-191500-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
430 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming north overnight.
Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast around
20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around
20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 20 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15
knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers
in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
A slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of
showers.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
A chance of showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the
afternoon.

$$

GMZ850-191500-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
430 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north around 15 knots
overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around
20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters choppy. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers. A slight chance
of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms
in the evening. A chance of showers.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers. A slight chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon.

$$

GMZ870-191500-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
430 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north around
15 knots overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
A slight chance of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 20 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15
knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of showers.
A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
A slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of
showers.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
A chance of showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the
afternoon.

$$


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