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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
855 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

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.

GMZ800-201000-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
855 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

.SYNOPSIS...Pleasant boating conditions are expected through Thursday
before the next cold front moves across the waters Thursday night
and early Friday bringing increasing winds and seas. Robust northeast
winds are expected to produce exercise caution to advisory conditions
late Thursday night into Saturday, then winds and seas will subside
for Sunday. Early next week southeast to south flow increases once
again as high pressure moves out into the western Atlantic Ocean and
the next storm system moves into the eastern states.

$$

GMZ830-201000-
Tampa Bay waters-
855 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

.REST OF TONIGHT...Winds becoming northeast around 5 knots. Bay and
inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers toward morning.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming southwest around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
A slight chance of showers in the morning.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming north
around 15 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light to
moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a
chance of showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Bay and inland waters
choppy. A slight chance of showers in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to around
15 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters choppy.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to
around 10 knots overnight. Bay and inland waters a light to moderate
chop.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots becoming southeast after
midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south around
15 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers
in the afternoon.

$$

GMZ836-201000-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
855 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

.REST OF TONIGHT...Winds becoming northeast around 5 knots overnight.
Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers late in the
evening.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming southwest around
10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest around
10 knots overnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight
chance of showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots
in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop becoming
choppy in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 20 knots diminishing to around
15 knots overnight. Bay and inland waters choppy.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance
of showers in the afternoon.

$$

GMZ856-201000-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
855 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

.REST OF TONIGHT...Winds becoming northeast around 5 knots. Seas
2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming southwest around
5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters smooth.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots becoming northwest
overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
A slight chance of showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY...North winds around 15 knots increasing to around 20 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
A slight chance of showers in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay
and inland waters choppy.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to around
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters
choppy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY...East 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.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A
slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

$$

GMZ876-201000-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
855 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

.REST OF TONIGHT...Winds becoming northeast around 5 knots. Seas
2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming southwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 10 to
15 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.FRIDAY...North winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. A slight
chance of showers in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots becoming north around
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around
15 knots overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots becoming south in the
afternoon.. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ853-201000-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
855 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots becoming southwest around
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming north
around 20 knots overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters
choppy. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of
showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy. A slight chance of showers in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to around
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters
choppy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 15 knots becoming northeast around
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
to moderate chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming southeast
around 15 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
to moderate chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots becoming south in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers
in the afternoon.


$$

GMZ873-201000-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
855 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming southwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming north
20 to 25 knots overnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A slight chance of
showers.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. A slight
chance of showers in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to around
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to around 10 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots becoming southeast around
15 knots overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots becoming south in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers.

$$

GMZ850-201000-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
855 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast
around 10 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
a light chop.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming southwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north
around 20 knots overnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters
choppy. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to
15 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a
light to moderate chop.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots becoming south in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
A chance of showers.

$$

GMZ870-201000-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
855 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast
around 10 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming southwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 15 knots becoming north
20 to 25 knots overnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to around
20 knots overnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to around
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast
around 15 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots becoming south in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers.

$$


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