Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
428 AM EST FRI MAR 6 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.

GMZ800-061715-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
428 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

.SYNOPSIS...THE MAIN IMPACT STARTING OUT WILL BE SEA FOG ONCE AGAIN.
VISIBILITIES IN TAMPA BAY AND ALONG THE COASTAL WATERS ARE LESS
THAN 1/4 MILE IN SOME LOCATIONS. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE BY LATE
FRIDAY MORNING AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA
DESTABILIZING THE ATMOSPHERE AND CAUSING THE WINDS TO SHIFT TO THE
NORTH NORTHEAST. WINDS ON THE BACK SIDE OF THIS FRONT WILL
INCREASE TO SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION LEVEL BY FRIDAY MORNING
OVER THE NORTHERN OUTER COASTAL WATERS. THESE GUSTY NORTHEAST
WINDS WILL SPREAD SOUTHWARD BY SATURDAY WITH SCEC CONDITIONS ALONG
ALL OUTER WATERS FROM 20-60 NM. CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN TO IMPROVE
ON MONDAY AS THE FRONT LIFTS BACK NORTH OF THE AREA.


$$

GMZ830-061715-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
428 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-061715-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
428 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DENSE
FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-061715-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
428 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-061715-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
428 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

$$

GMZ853-061715-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
428 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-061715-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
428 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-061715-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
428 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-061715-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
428 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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