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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
932 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 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.

GMZ800-270930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
932 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST WILL EXTEND
OVER FLORIDA PENINSULA AND INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH THE
WEEK ALLOWING FOR EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS TO REMAIN IN PLACE
ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS. THE ONLY EXCEPTION WILL BE NEAR THE
COAST WHERE THE SEA BREEZE WILL SET UP...PRODUCING AN ONSHORE
FLOW DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. AN EASTERLY SURGE TO EXERCISE
CAUTION LEVEL WINDS IS EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF THE GULF WATERS
DURING THE LATE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS THROUGH THE WEEK.
OTHERWISE...NO HEADLINES ARE EXPECTED.

$$

GMZ830-270930-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
932 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...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 AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-270930-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
932 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-270930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
932 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-270930-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
932 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-270930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
932 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 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...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-270930-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
932 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-270930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
932 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ870-270930-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
932 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$



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