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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
921 PM EDT WED MAY 27 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.

GMZ800-280915-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
921 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST CONTINUES TO
RIDGE SOUTHWEST THROUGH THE WESTERN ATLANTIC...OVER THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA AND INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO. THIS PATTERN WILL REMAIN
UNCHANGED THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK ALLOWING FOR EAST TO
NORTHEAST WINDS TO REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS. THE
ONLY EXCEPTION WILL BE ALONG THE COAST WHERE THE SEA BREEZE WILL
SET UP PRODUCING AN ONSHORE FLOW DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. 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. OTHERWISE...NO
HEADLINES ARE EXPECTED.

$$

GMZ830-280915-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
921 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED 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 THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ836-280915-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
921 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. 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. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ856-280915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
921 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ876-280915-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
921 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE
IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-280915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
921 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE
IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...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 AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-280915-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
921 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE
IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-280915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
921 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-280915-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
921 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.

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