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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
415 AM EST TUE JAN 27 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.

GMZ800-271530-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
415 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A FAIRLY TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN DEEP LOW
PRESSURE OFFSHORE THE NEW ENGLAND COAST THIS MORNING AND HIGH
PRESSURE TO THE WEST WILL MAINTAIN ELEVATED WEST TO NORTHWEST
WINDS OVER THE GULF WATERS THROUGH TODAY. A REINFORCING COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH THROUGH THE WATER TONIGHT WITH WIND AND
SEAS INCREASING BACK TO ADVISORY LEVELS. LIGHTER WINDS AND SEAS
WILL RETURN TO THE WATERS DURING WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AS HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS IN OVER THE REGION. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
SOUTH THROUGH THE WATERS ON FRIDAY BUT WIND AND SEAS SHOULD REMAIN
BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS. ELEVATED WINDS AND SEAS WILL RETURN TO THE
WATERS DURING THE UPCOMING WEEKEND AS STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN ALONG THE MID ATLANTIC COAST.

$$

GMZ830-271530-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
415 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AND
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN
BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-271530-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
415 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
BECOMING CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-271530-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
415 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING THEN
BECOMING WEST AND DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS FROM MID MORNING
INTO THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 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...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-271530-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
415 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THROUGH MID MORNING THEN
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET
OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-271530-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
415 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 EARLY THIS MORNING THEN
BECOMING WEST AND DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS FROM MID MORNING
INTO THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN
BECOMING NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5
TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...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.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-271530-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
415 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THROUGH MID MORNING THEN
BECOMING WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN
BECOMING NORTH AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-271530-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
415 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS MORNING THEN
BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS FROM MID MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN
BECOMING NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-271530-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
415 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THROUGH MID MORNING THEN
BECOMING WEST AND DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN
BECOMING NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

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