Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1043 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 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.

GMZ800-292100-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1043 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A COOL FRONT OVER NORTHERN FLORIDA IS CURRENTLY
BRINGING SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS NORTH OF TAMPA BAY AND THIS WILL
SHIFT SOUTH TODAY. MODERATE ONSHORE WINDS WILL CONTINUE FROM
ENGLEWOOD NORTH TODAY BEFORE THEY SUBSIDE LATER TONIGHT AS THE
FRONT MOVES SOUTH AND DISSIPATES. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH
STARTING WEDNESDAY FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK AS WEAK HIGH PRESSURE
REPLACES THE OLD FRONT. HEADLINES...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION
TODAY FOR THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL GULF WATERS.

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GMZ830-292100-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1043 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING...THEN
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ836-292100-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1043 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ856-876-292100-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1043 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST 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.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 5
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ853-873-292100-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1043 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
THIS MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...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.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

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GMZ850-870-292100-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1043 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATER
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...WEST 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...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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