Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1015 PM EST TUE JAN 27 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.

GMZ800-281015-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1015 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...WINDS WILL PICKUP THIS EVENING BEHIND A REINFORCING
COLD FRONT PUSHING THROUGH THE AREA. WINDS WILL APPROACH 20 KTS
FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS SO A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED
WITH SCEC CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR THE NEARSHORE WATERS. WINDS WILL
SUBSIDE DURING THE DAY TOMORROW AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES IN ACROSS
THE AREA. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH THROUGH THE WATERS ON
FRIDAY BUT WIND AND SEAS SHOULD REMAIN BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS.


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GMZ830-281015-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1015 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ836-281015-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1015 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ856-281015-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
1015 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ876-281015-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1015 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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GMZ853-281015-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
1015 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ873-281015-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1015 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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GMZ850-281015-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
1015 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ870-281015-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1015 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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