Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
439 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 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.

GMZ800-291500-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
439 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN WILL CONTINUE TO
RIDGE INTO THE SOUTHEAST U.S. KEEPING AN EASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE
WATERS INTO SATURDAY. THE ONLY EXCEPTION WILL BE ALONG THE COAST
WHERE THE SEA BREEZE WILL TRY TO SET UP PRODUCING AN ONSHORE FLOW
DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. AN EASTERLY SURGE TO NEAR EXERCISE
CAUTION LEVEL WINDS IS EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF THE GULF WATERS
DURING THE TONIGHT. OVER THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK EAST
TO SOUTHEAST FLOW WILL WEAKEN SOME WITH A BETTER SEA BREEZE
DEVELOPING EACH AFTERNOON.

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GMZ830-291500-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
439 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

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GMZ836-291500-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
439 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING EAST. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ850-853-856-291500-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
439 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON
MAINLY SOUTH OF TARPON SPRINGS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING MAINLY SOUTH
OF TARPON SPRINGS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

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GMZ870-873-876-291500-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
439 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING THEN
BECOMING NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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