Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
400 PM EST SUN JAN 25 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.

GMZ800-260500-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
400 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A PROLONGED PERIOD OF ELEVATED WINDS AND WAVES ACROSS THE EASTERN
GULF OF MEXICO BEGINS TONIGHT. EXPECT ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS FROM THE
NORTHWEST TO QUICKLY DEVELOP OVERNIGHT AS A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE
FORECAST WATERS. ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS AND SEAS WILL THEN LINGER
THROUGH MUCH OF MONDAY. PERIODS OF CAUTIONARY LEVEL NORTHWEST TO
NORTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN THE FORECAST THROUGH AT LEAST
TUESDAY NIGHT BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE FINALLY BUILDS DOWN INTO THE
EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND ALLOWS WIND AND WAVES TO SUBSIDE FOR THE
MIDDLE PORTION OF THE WEEK.

$$

GMZ830-260500-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
400 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND 20
KNOTS LATE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP BECOMING CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET NEAR
THE MOUTH OF THE BAY. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-260500-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
400 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN BECOMING WEST AND INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS LATE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING TO CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-260500-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
400 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-260500-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
400 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST MONDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET LATE. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO
8 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-260500-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
400 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS...THEN BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP
INCREASING TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-260500-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
400 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST MONDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20
KNOTS AROUND MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET LATE. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ850-260500-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
400 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP INCREASING TO ROUGH
LATE. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ870-260500-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
400 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST MONDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20
KNOTS TOWARD MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8
FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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