Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1022 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 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.

GMZ800-312130-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1022 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL EXIT THE SOUTHERN WATERS THIS
MORNING. A REINFORCING STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH ACROSS
THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY. ROBUST NORTHWEST TO
NORTH WINDS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE
TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE
SOME SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...BUT WILL REMAIN RATHER
BREEZY.


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GMZ830-312130-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1022 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
35 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ836-312130-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1022 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ856-876-312130-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1022 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. ISOLATED SPRINKLES.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ853-873-312130-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1022 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SPRINKLES AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SPRINKLES IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ850-870-312130-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1022 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. ISOLATED SPRINKLES.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SPRINKLES IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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