Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1017 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 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.

GMZ800-292130-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1017 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE MOVES OFF THE SOUTHEAST U.S. INTO THE
WESTERN ATLANTIC PRODUCING PLEASANT WEATHER CONDITIONS AND NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 10 TO 15 KNOTS ON SUNDAY. THIS HIGH WILL CONTINUE TO
MOVE SOUTH AND WILL RIDGE ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA THROUGH THE
WEEK PRODUCING WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS AND SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.

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TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1017 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

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

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GMZ836-292130-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1017 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

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

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GMZ856-292130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1017 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

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WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1017 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1017 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ873-292130-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1017 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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GMZ850-292130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1017 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

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GMZ870-292130-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1017 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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