Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
944 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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.

GMZ800-180915-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
944 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS...THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY HAS PUSHED SOUTH OVER THE SOUTHERN
COASTAL WATERS. WINDS WILL DECREASE OVERNIGHT AND VEER TO A NORTHWEST
THROUGH NORTHEAST DIRECTION. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND RAIN
SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FRONT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT
OVER THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WATERS. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE ON
THURSDAY WITH DECREASING NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS...THEN VEERING
AROUND TO THE EAST ON FRIDAY. A MORE TYPICAL SUMMERTIME PATTERN
WILL SETUP FOR THE WEEKEND WITH AFTERNOON AND EVENING STORMS OVER
THE COASTAL WATERS.


$$

GMZ830-180915-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
944 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE HIGHER
NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A 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.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-180915-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
944 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE HIGHER NEAR
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A 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.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-876-180915-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
944 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
BE HIGHER NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-873-180915-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
944 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

$$

GMZ850-870-180915-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
944 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

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