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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
920 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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.

GMZ800-050900-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
920 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT IS MOVING SOUTH THROUGH THE COASTAL
WATERS TONIGHT SHIFTING WINDS TO NORTHWESTERLY AND INCREASING
SPEEDS TO ADVISORY LEVELS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE SOME
THURSDAY...BUT REMAIN AT SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION LEVELS INTO
FRIDAY. WINDS SHOULD THEN DROP BELOW HEADLINE CRITERIA OVER THE
WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES IN OVER
THE WATERS.

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GMZ830-050900-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
920 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS...EXCEPT 15 TO
20 KNOTS NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE BAY. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A CHOPPY
IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST OVERNIGHT.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-050900-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
920 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT AND INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AROUND PINE ISLAND SOUND AND THE MOUTH OF THE CHARLOTTE
HARBOR. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-050900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
920 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ876-050900-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
920 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-050900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
920 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ873-050900-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
920 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING
TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-050900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
920 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING
TO 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ870-050900-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
920 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING
TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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