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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 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.

GMZ800-021430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE TO THE NORTH OF THE WATERS
AND SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE TO THE SOUTH WILL SUPPORT A MODERATE
SOUTHWEST WIND FLOW WITH HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS WITH CHOPPY
SEAS AND GUSTY WINDS OVER THE GULF WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT...
ESPECIALLY FROM TARPON SPRINGS NORTH TO THE SUWANNEE RIVER. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BEGIN TO BUILD BACK OVER THE WATERS LATE MONDAY
THROUGH MID WEEK WITH IMPROVING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

$$

GMZ830-021430-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
WIND AND WAVES HIGHER NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-021430-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-021430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WIND AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-021430-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. WIND AND SEAS HIGHER
NEAR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ853-021430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WIND AND SEAS HIGHER SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-021430-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
WIND AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10
TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-021430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. WIND AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-021430-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. WIND
AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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