Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
426 AM EST FRI FEB 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.

GMZ800-271630-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
426 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN NORTH OF
THE WATERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND RESULTING IN ENHANCED EASTERLY
FLOW WITH EVENING SURGES. THE RIDGE WILL MOVE INTO THE ATLANTIC
SUNDAY NIGHT...THEN DRIFT SOUTH AND SET UP ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA
AND THE ADJACENT GULF WATERS ON TUESDAY.

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GMZ830-271630-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
426 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-271630-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
426 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-271630-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
426 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-271630-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
426 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-271630-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
426 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-271630-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
426 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-271630-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
426 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-271630-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
426 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

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