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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
403 AM EDT THU JUL 28 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.

GMZ800-281630-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
403 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED OVER THE REGION
THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH LIGHT WINDS AND LOW SEAS. MARINERS CAN
MAINLY NOCTURNAL AND EARLY MORNING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS.


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GMZ830-281630-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
403 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ836-281630-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
403 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ856-281630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
403 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ876-281630-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
403 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ853-281630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
403 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.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. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ873-281630-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
403 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ850-281630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
403 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ870-281630-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
403 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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