Action Recommended

Make preparations per the instructions

Issued By

Tampa Bay/Ruskin – FL, US, National Weather Service

Affected Area

Tampa Bay waters, Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM, Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM, Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM and Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM

Description

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO 1 AM EST SUNDAY… …GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON…

WHAT…For the Small Craft Advisory, south winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt expected. For the Gale Watch, southwest winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt and seas 7 to 12 feet possible.

WHERE…Tampa Bay waters, Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM, Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM, Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM and Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM.

WHEN…For the Small Craft Advisory, from 7 PM Saturday to 1 AM EST Sunday. For the Gale Watch, from late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon.

IMPACTS…Strong winds can cause hazardous seas which could capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Mariners should consider altering plans to avoid possible hazardous conditions. Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure the vessel for severe wind and seas.

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