Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1025 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 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.

GMZ800-052100-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1025 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A SURFACE TROUGH WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION FOR THE
NEXT FEW DAYS. THE MAIN HAZARD FOR MARINERS WILL BE THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY EACH DAY AS WINDS AND SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW
HEADLINES FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

$$

GMZ830-052100-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1025 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-052100-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1025 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-052100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1025 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-052100-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1025 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WINDS BECOMING NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-052100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1025 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST 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.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST 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.

$$

GMZ873-052100-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1025 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-052100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1025 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-052100-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1025 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS
2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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