Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 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.

GMZ800-301500-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS...EASTERLY FLOW WILL SHIFT TO SOUTHERLY ON MONDAY AND
TUESDAY AS THE REMNANTS OF ERIKA MOVE NORTH OVER THE EASTERN GULF
OF MEXICO. WINDS AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF WEEK
AS A WEAK PRESSURE GRADIENT SETS UP.

$$

GMZ830-301500-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING...THEN
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST OVERNIGHT.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-301500-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING...THEN
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
VARIABLE AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-301500-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-301500-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON . SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-301500-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-301500-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-301500-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-301500-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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