Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
946 AM EST SAT FEB 28 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.

GMZ800-282230-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
946 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD
WILL KEEP THE LOCAL GRADIENT TIGHT INTO THIS EVENING ACROSS THE
EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO. ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS AND SEAS OVER THE
OFFSHORE WATERS EARLY THIS MORNING HAVE ENDED BUT MAY ONCE AGAIN
BRIEFLY OCCUR THIS EVENING BEFORE THE GRADIENT BEGINS TO RELAX
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS AND SEAS SUNDAY AND MONDAY ARE EXPECTED
TO REMAIN BELOW 15 KNOTS...WITH WINDS LOCALLY TURNING ONSHORE EACH
AFTERNOON DUE TO SEA BREEZE DEVELOPMENT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT
EASTWARD INTO THE ATLANTIC TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY ALLOWING WINDS
OVER THE EASTERN GULF TO SHIFT SOUTHEAST AND EVENTUALLY SOUTH WITH
TIME. AS WINDS BECOME MORE SOUTHERLY LATER TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. THE
RISK LOOKS TO INCREASE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEA FOG OVER THE NEAR
SHORE WATERS AND BAYS.


$$

GMZ830-282230-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
946 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING VARIABLE 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-282230-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
946 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

$$

GMZ856-282230-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
946 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-282230-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
946 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-282230-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
946 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS 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 SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-282230-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
946 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS DURING THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-282230-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
946 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 5
TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST 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.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-282230-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
946 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2
FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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