Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1025 AM EDT THU MAY 28 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.

GMZ800-282115-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1025 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN WILL CONTINUE
TO RIDGE INTO THE SOUTHEAST U.S. KEEPING A MODERATE EASTERLY FLOW
ACROSS THE WATERS INTO FRIDAY. AN EASTERLY SURGE TO EXERCISE
CAUTION LEVEL WINDS IS EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF THE GULF WATERS
DURING THE LATE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS FOR THE NEXT COUPLE
OF NIGHTS. OVER THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK THE EAST TO
SOUTHEAST FLOW WILL WEAKEN SOME WITH A BETTER SEA BREEZE
DEVELOPING EACH AFTERNOON

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GMZ830-282115-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1025 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ836-282115-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1025 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ856-282115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1025 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-282115-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1025 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ853-282115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1025 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ873-282115-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1025 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-282115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1025 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ870-282115-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1025 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING... SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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