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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
916 AM EDT Thu May 24 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.

GMZ800-242030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
916 AM EDT Thu May 24 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Atlantic high pressure is extending into the central
Gulf coast and will continue to hold through the end of the week.
Winds and seas remain benign...except higher in the vicinity of
thunderstorms. A trough of low pressure currently along the east side
of the Yucatan Peninsula lifts northward into the Gulf of Mexico
during the weekend with increasing winds and seas. All mariners
should continue to monitor the progress of this system in the coming
days.

$$

GMZ830-242030-
Tampa Bay waters-
916 AM EDT Thu May 24 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered showers in the
evening. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming south late in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
around 20 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Numerous showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered
showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ836-242030-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
916 AM EDT Thu May 24 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming east in the late
evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered showers in the morning. Isolated
thunderstorms. Numerous showers in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Gusts around 30 knots
late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots toward morning. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ856-242030-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
916 AM EDT Thu May 24 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 5 knots increasing to around 10 knots
toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered
showers in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around
20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Bay
and inland waters choppy. Numerous showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots increasing to
20 to 25 knots in the late evening and early morning, then becoming
south around 20 knots toward morning. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Bay and
inland waters rough. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ876-242030-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
916 AM EDT Thu May 24 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms
early in the morning.
.TONIGHT...East winds around 5 knots increasing to around 10 knots
toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms. Numerous
showers after midnight.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 20 knots increasing to 20 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 10 feet. Numerous showers in
the morning. Isolated thunderstorms. Widespread showers in the
afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots increasing to
around 30 knots late in the evening, then becoming south 20 to
25 knots after midnight. Seas 10 to 14 feet. Widespread showers in
the evening. Isolated thunderstorms. Numerous showers after
midnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Numerous
showers in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered showers in
the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ853-242030-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
916 AM EDT Thu May 24 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming east in the late
evening and early morning, then increasing to around 10 knots toward
morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered showers in
the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming southeast around
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters
choppy. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy. Numerous showers in the evening.
Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ873-242030-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
916 AM EDT Thu May 24 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 10 knots then becoming south
around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming east in the late
evening and early morning, then increasing to around 10 knots toward
morning. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Isolated
thunderstorms. Scattered showers in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots increasing to
20 to 25 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 9 to 11 feet.
Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...South winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to around 20 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 10 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ850-242030-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
916 AM EDT Thu May 24 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
late in the evening, then becoming east around 10 knots after
midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south around
5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming southwest late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered showers in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay
and inland waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ870-242030-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
916 AM EDT Thu May 24 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds around 10 knots then becoming west late
in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds around 5 knots then becoming east in the late
evening and early morning, then increasing to around 10 knots toward
morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south around
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming east around
20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Scattered showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms. Numerous
showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Numerous
showers in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms. Scattered showers in
the afternoon.

$$



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