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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
335 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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.

GMZ800-020930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
335 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL RIDGE ACROSS FLORIDA INTO
THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. THIS RIDGE
WILL SLIDE TO THE EAST AS A COLD FRONT ENTERS THE GULF AND MOVES
ACROSS THE FORECAST WATERS WEDNESDAY. WINDS SHIFT NORTH BEHIND
THIS FRONT AND MAY APPROACH ADVISORY LEVELS FOR A TIME WEDNESDAY
NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS OVER THE REGION BY
THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEKEND.

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GMZ830-020930-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
335 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN
THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ836-020930-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
335 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF A THUNDERSTORM IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-020930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
335 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-020930-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
335 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-020930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
335 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN
THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY
IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-020930-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
335 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-020930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
335 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-020930-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
335 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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