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Coastal Waters Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
332 PM EDT Wed May 23 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 updated 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.

GMZ800-240430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
332 PM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Atlantic high pressure...well east of Bermuda...resides
along Latitude 30 North and reaches the central Gulf coast 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.

$$

GMZ830-240430-
Tampa Bay waters-
332 PM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east around
5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated
showers.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south around
5 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast
after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Scattered showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers.
.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.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ836-240430-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
332 PM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TONIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the
afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland
waters smooth. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots then becoming
south after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Numerous showers.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a
light chop. Scattered showers.
.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots in
the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ856-240430-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
332 PM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming south around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southeast around
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots then becoming
south after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters
choppy. Numerous showers.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ876-240430-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
332 PM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or
less. Isolated showers.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Numerous showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Scattered showers.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
showers.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ853-240430-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
332 PM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east after
midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters
smooth.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated showers.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay
and inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy. Scattered showers.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Scattered showers.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ873-240430-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
332 PM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast
around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Isolated showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Isolated showers.
.FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southeast around
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around
20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Scattered showers.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ850-240430-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
332 PM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TONIGHT...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.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Isolated showers.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around
15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop. Scattered showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast 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 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters choppy. Scattered showers.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and
inland waters choppy. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers.
.MONDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and
inland waters a moderate chop. Numerous showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ870-240430-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
332 PM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots then becoming south around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east
after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Isolated showers.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Scattered showers.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Numerous
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers.
.MONDAY...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 feet. Numerous showers
and isolated thunderstorms.

$$

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