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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
422 AM EDT MON MAY 25 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.

GMZ800-251430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
422 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE ATLANTIC
EXTENDING SOUTHWEST ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC REGION WILL MAINTAIN
AN EAST TO SOUTHEAST WIND FLOW OVER THE GULF WATER THROUGH THE
WEEK...WITH A WEAK SEA BREEZE COMPONENT DEVELOPING RIGHT ALONG THE
COAST EACH AFTERNOON. AN EASTERLY SURGE WILL BRING PERIODS OF NEAR
CAUTIONARY CONDITIONS TO THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NEAR AND
OFFSHORE WATERS THE NEXT FEW DAYS...MAINLY DURING THE LATE NIGHT
AND EARLY MORNING HOURS.

$$

GMZ830-251430-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
422 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-251430-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
422 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.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. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-251430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
422 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THROUGH MID MORNING THEN
BECOMING SOUTHEAST AND DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...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. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 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 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 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 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-251430-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
422 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AND
INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-251430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
422 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH MID MORNING...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING THEN
BECOMING SOUTHEAST AND DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5
TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...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. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 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 10 TO 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.

$$

GMZ873-251430-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
422 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH MID MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS 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...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO
3 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 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5
TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-251430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
422 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH MID MORNING...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING THEN
DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...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 IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 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 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 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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.

$$

GMZ870-251430-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
422 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH MID MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING THEN
BECOMING EAST AND DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AND INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AND INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5
TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
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.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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