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

GMZ800-281615-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
357 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...SUBTROPICAL HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS NORTH WHICH WILL CAUSE A
SHIFT IN THE WINDS FROM SOUTHWEST TO A MORE TYPICAL EAST SOUTHEAST
DIRECTION. WINDS WILL REMAIN BELOW 10 KNOTS AND SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS
THROUGH SATURDAY EXCEPT IN THE VICINITY OF THUNDERSTORMS WHERE
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN...GUSTY WINDS...LOCALLY HIGHER SEAS...AND
FREQUENT CLOUD TO WATER LIGHTNING WILL OCCUR. CONDITIONS WILL
DETERIORATE ON SUNDAY AND INTO NEXT WEEK AS TROPICAL STORM ERIKA
APPROACHES THE AREA. WINDS AND SEAS APPROACHING SMALL CRAFT CRITERIA
CAN BE EXPECTED STARTING ON MONDAY THROUGH MID WEEK.

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GMZ830-281615-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
357 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

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

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GMZ836-281615-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
357 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

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

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GMZ856-281615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
357 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ876-281615-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
357 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ853-281615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
357 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

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GMZ873-281615-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
357 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ850-281615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
357 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-281615-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
357 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

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