Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 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.

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SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE SURFACE AND ALOFT WILL REMAIN OVER THE
SOUTH CENTRAL PENINSULA AND ADJACENT GULF WATERS TODAY THROUGH
THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. THE HIGH WILL SINK SOUTH TO THE FLORIDA
STRAITS EARLY NEXT WEEK AS A FRONTAL BOUNDARY SINKS SOUTH INTO
THE NORTHERN GULF WATERS.

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TAMPA BAY WATERS-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 5
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

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CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.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 IN THE EVENING
THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

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BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING SOUTHEAST 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 IN THE EVENING
THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH 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. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY 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.
.MONDAY...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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY 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.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST 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. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY 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.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

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