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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
429 AM EST THU MAR 5 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.

GMZ800-051715-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
429 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS...THE MAIN FACTOR STARTING OUT WILL BE SEA FOG ONCE AGAIN.
THE PRIMARY FOCUS AREA WILL BE ALONG THE NATURE COAST WHERE
SATELLITE IMAGERY IS ALREADY SHOWING STRATUS/FOG FORMATION. WILL
KEEP PATCHY FOG FROM TARPON SPRINGS NORTHWARD AND THEN AREAS OF
FOG...DENSE AT TIMES ALONG THE COASTAL WATERS OFF OF LEVY AND
CITRUS COUNTIES. WINDS WILL REMAIN AROUND 10 KNOTS OUT OF THE
SOUTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHWEST ON THURSDAY THEN INCREASING BY FRIDAY
MORNING... APPROACHING SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY OVER THE NORTHERN
OUTER WATERS. THESE GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL SPREAD SOUTHWARD
BY SATURDAY WITH EXERCISE CAUTION CONDITIONS ALONG ALL OUTER WATERS
FROM 20-60 NM. CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN TO IMPROVE ON MONDAY AS THE
FRONT LIFTS BACK NORTH OF THE AREA.


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GMZ830-051715-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
429 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-051715-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
429 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-051715-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
429 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ876-051715-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
429 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-051715-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
429 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-051715-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
429 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-051715-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
429 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY
FOG.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-051715-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
429 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING...THEN AREAS OF FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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