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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS52 KTBW

FZUS52 KTBW 300754
CWFTBW

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 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.

GMZ800-301645-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

SYNOPSIS

WINDS WILL BECOME ONSHORE WITH THE SEA BREEZE THIS AFTERNOON AND
INTO THE EVENING. A MORE SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP TODAY AHEAD OF
AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT, WHICH WILL BRING SHOWER AND POSSIBLY SOME
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY FOR FRIDAY. WINDS THIS EVENING AND INTO FRIDAY
COULD INCREASE CLOSE TO CAUTIONARY CRITERIA, OTHERWISE NO HEADLINES
ARE EXPECTED. LIGHTER WINDS AND DRIER CONDITIONS RETURN FOR THE
WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES BACK OVER THE AREA.



GMZ830-301645-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ836-301645-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE MORNING AND EARLY
AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

SATURDAY
WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ856-301645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 5 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

SATURDAY
WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTH EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ876-301645-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE EVENING
THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

SATURDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ853-301645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ873-301645-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 5 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ850-301645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
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.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN
DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST EARLY
IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ870-301645-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
354 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN
BECOMING WEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.