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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
848 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 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.

GMZ800-260915-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
848 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Western Gulf high pressure building toward the waters
today will keep gentle to moderate northwest or west winds with seas
3 feet or less through tonight. Winds become southwest and stay
benign Thu and most of Thu night but begin to increase and shift to
the west and northwest as a cold front approaches...crossing the
east gulf waters Fri then exiting FL Sat. High pressure builds in
over the Gulf region Sun-Mon then slips out over the Atlantic Tue.

$$

GMZ830-260915-
Tampa Bay waters-
848 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.THURSDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a slight
chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the
evening.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast
after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.

$$

GMZ836-260915-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
848 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots diminishing to
around 5 knots toward morning. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming west late
in the morning, then increasing to around 10 knots in the afternoon.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in
the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms in the evening.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest around
5 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north
late in the evening, then becoming east after midnight. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.

$$

GMZ856-260915-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
848 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

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

$$

GMZ876-260915-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
848 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance
of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A
slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A slight chance of
showers after midnight.
.SATURDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A slight
chance of showers in the morning.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots then becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

$$

GMZ853-260915-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
848 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then
a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms
in the evening.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots then becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.MONDAY...East winds around 15 knots then becoming northeast 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.

$$

GMZ873-260915-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
848 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight
chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms
in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of
thunderstorms in the evening.
.SATURDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...East winds around 15 knots then becoming northeast 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

$$

GMZ850-260915-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
848 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest 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 showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in
the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming northeast
around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots then becoming east 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.

$$

GMZ870-260915-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
848 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. A
slight chance of showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight
chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...North winds around 15 knots then becoming northwest 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming northeast
around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...East winds around 15 knots then becoming northeast 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

$$



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