376  
FZUS52 KTBW 251946  
CWFTBW  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL  
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
 
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.  
 
GMZ800-260430-  
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-  
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC WILL  
CONTINUE TO EXTEND ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA AND EASTERN GULF OF  
MEXICO FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE  
WATERS ON SUNDAY...HOWEVER THE FRONT WILL DISSIPATE BEFORE REACHING  
THE AREA. NO HAZARDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MID WEEK.  
 

 
 
GMZ830-260430-  
TAMPA BAY WATERS-  
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST  
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH EARLY  
IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS  
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN  
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ836-260430-  
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-  
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN THE LATE  
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.    
SUNDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND  
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST LATE IN  
THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING  
NORTHEAST TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN  
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ856-260430-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-  
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.    
SUNDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND  
5 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.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH  
LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET  
OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND  
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
A LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING  
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ876-260430-  
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND  
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH  
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND  
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND  
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING  
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ853-260430-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-  
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
A LIGHT CHOP.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN  
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND  
5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS  
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST 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.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING  
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND  
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ873-260430-  
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND  
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH  
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS  
2 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND  
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ850-260430-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-  
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN  
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH  
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
A LIGHT CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST LATE IN  
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH  
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND  
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
SMOOTH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING  
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY  
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST  
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND  
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING  
NORTHWEST LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS  
AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD  
MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ870-260430-  
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-  
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND  
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS  
AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD  
MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST  
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.  
 

 
 
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