Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
504 AM EDT MON SEP 15 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.

GMZ800-151500-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
504 AM EDT MON SEP 15 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS
TODAY WILL WEAKEN AND DRIFT SOUTH ON TUESDAY AS A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES FROM THE NORTH. THIS FRONT WILL WEAKEN MOVE SOUTHWARD
THROUGH THE WATERS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. THE ONLY HAZARDS
EXPECTED DURING THE PERIOD WILL BE HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS IN THE
VICINITY OF THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ830-151500-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
504 AM EDT MON SEP 15 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ836-151500-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
504 AM EDT MON SEP 15 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST DURING THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS BECOMING
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT
CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ856-876-151500-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
504 AM EDT MON SEP 15 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...EXCEPT BECOMING ONSHORE 5 TO 10 KNOTS
NEAR THE COAST. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST OVERNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ853-873-151500-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
504 AM EDT MON SEP 15 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS...EXCEPT BECOMING ONSHORE 5 TO 10 KNOTS NEAR THE COAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...VARAIBLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

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GMZ850-870-151500-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
504 AM EDT MON SEP 15 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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