Coastal Waters Forecast


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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
732 AM EST Tue Feb 20 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. 
GMZ800-202200-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
732 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018
.SYNOPSIS...High pressure over the open Atlantic Ocean drifts down 
to latitude 30 north and drifts west ridging across Florida to the 
Gulf of Mexico as it does. Patchy sea fog will be possible over the 
Gulf waters mainly north of Tarpon Springs, early this morning and 
again later tonight.
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GMZ830-202200-
Tampa Bay waters-
732 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018
.REST OF TODAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland 
waters a light chop. A slight chance of sprinkles in the morning. 
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. 
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. 
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south in the 
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. 
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GMZ836-202200-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
732 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018
.REST OF TODAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland 
waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning. 
.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. 
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light
chop. A slight chance of showers. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. 
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming south in the 
afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of 
showers. 
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GMZ856-202200-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
732 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018
.REST OF TODAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to
around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland 
waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the 
morning.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east around
15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and 
inland waters a light to moderate chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. 
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming southeast in the 
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
$$
GMZ876-202200-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
732 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018
.REST OF TODAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. 
A slight chance of showers in the morning. 
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming east around
15 knots overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to around 
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to around 
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. 
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. 
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. 
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GMZ853-202200-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
732 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018
.REST OF TODAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 
around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters 
a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots increasing to 10 to 
15 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light to
moderate chop. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming northeast 
5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland 
waters a light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming east
overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming south in the 
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
$$
GMZ873-202200-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
732 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018
.REST OF TODAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to
around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight 
chance of showers in the morning. 
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots increasing to around 
15 knots overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots becoming east 5 to 
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east 
around 15 knots overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 15 knots becoming northeast 5 to 
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east around
15 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet. 
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east around 
10 knots overnight. Seas 2 feet. 
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. 
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GMZ850-202200-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
732 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018
.REST OF TODAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. 
Bay and inland waters a light chop. Patchy sea fog in the morning. 
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east late in the 
evening, then becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots overnight. Seas 
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light to moderate chop. Patchy sea 
fog after midnight. 
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming northeast 
5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland 
waters a light chop. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming east 
after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a light chop. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming southeast 
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light 
chop. 
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming south in the 
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. 
$$
GMZ870-202200-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
732 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018
.REST OF TODAY...East winds around 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Patchy sea fog in the 
morning. A slight chance of sprinkles in the morning. 
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots 
late in the evening, then becoming southeast around 15 knots
overnight. Seas 2 feet. Patchy sea fog after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming northeast around 
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming east
overnight. Seas 2 feet. 
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming northeast in the 
afternoon. Seas 2 feet. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming east
overnight. Seas 2 feet. 
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming east
overnight. Seas 2 feet. 
.SATURDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. 
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