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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
416 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

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.

GMZ800-231430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
416 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.SYNOPSIS...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE NORTH
WITH SUPPORT AN INCREASING EAST TO SOUTHEAST WIND FLOW OVER
THE GULF WATERS TODAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH PERIODS
OF CAUTIONARY OR LOW END SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE
MAINLY DURING THE LATE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS. AMPLE
MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL SUPPORT SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND STORMS TODAY THROUGH MONDAY...WITH THE EASTERLY FLOW
FAVORING HIGHEST CHANCES FOR RAIN DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON
AND EARLY EVENING HOURS AS THE SHOWERS AND STORMS MOVE WEST
INTO THE GULF.

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GMZ830-231430-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
416 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.


$$

GMZ836-231430-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
416 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-231430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
416 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 5
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-231430-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
416 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10
TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ853-231430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
416 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5
TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-231430-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
416 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ850-231430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
416 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5
TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-231430-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
416 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.

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