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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
857 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 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.

GMZ800-070900-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
857 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE COASTAL WATERS
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE GRADIENT WILL WEAKEN THROUGH SATURDAY
WITH WINDS AND SEAS GRADUALLY SUBSIDING. RELATIVELY LIGHT WINDS
AND LOW SEAS WILL THEN BE IN PLACE FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK.

$$

GMZ830-070900-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
857 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-070900-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
857 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-070900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
857 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-070900-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
857 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 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 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-070900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
857 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-070900-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
857 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-070900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
857 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-070900-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
857 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST DURING
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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