Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
414 AM EDT WED AUG 27 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.

GMZ800-271600-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
414 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
THE GRADIENT REMAINS TIGHT ENOUGH EARLY THIS MORNING TO SUPPORT
AREAS OF CAUTIONARY LEVEL WINDS OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO...HOWEVER AS HURRICANE CRISTOBAL CONTINUES TO PULL FURTHER
AWAY FROM THE REGION AND HIGH PRESSURE DIGS SOUTHWARD TOWARD THE
AREA...THIS GRADIENT WILL BE RELAXING AND SHOULD SEE AN EARLY END TO
THE CAUTIONARY CONDITIONS THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE
SOUTHEAST FOR THE LATER PORTION OF THE WEEK AS A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH
PIVOTS NORTHWARD ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO.
ALTHOUGH WINDS AND SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW HEADLINE
CRITERIA...THIS TROUGH WILL BRING GREATER COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND
STORMS TO THE COASTAL WATERS.

$$

GMZ830-271600-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
414 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...ESPECIALLY NEAR
THE MOUTH OF THE BAY...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS...AND THEN
BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
A MODERATE CHOP DECREASING TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. WIDELY
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ836-271600-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
414 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST BY LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-856-271600-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
414 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DIMINSIHGING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS THIS MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TOP 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-876-271600-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
414 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS DURING THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 2
FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-271600-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
414 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS THIS MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...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. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST 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. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-271600-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
414 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS THIS MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE LESS
THAN 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$





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