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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
915 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

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.

GMZ800-300900-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
915 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO
AND RIDGE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL THEN RIDGE ACROSS THE STATE FROM THE ATLANTIC FOR THE SECOND
HALF OF THE WEEK. AN AFTERNOON SEA BREEZE CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG
THE COASTLINE EACH DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS CAN ALSO BE
EXPECTED OVER THE WATERS DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS...
WITH WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN THE VICINITY OF ANY STORMS.

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GMZ830-300900-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
915 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ836-300900-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
915 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...WINDS BECOMING EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-300900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
915 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS DURING IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS 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 IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ876-300900-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
915 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-300900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
915 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
VARIABLE AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-300900-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
915 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
VARIABLE AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-300900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
915 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...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 IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-300900-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
915 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
VARIABLE AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
EAST OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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