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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
501 AM EDT THU APR 17 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.

GMZ800-171645-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
501 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS...ELEVATED EASTERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT
RESULTING IN CHOPPY CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY OFFSHORE. A SLOW
MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA FRIDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY...RESULTING IN UNSETTLED CONDITIONS. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD BACK INTO THE AREA SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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GMZ830-171645-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
501 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS LATE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-171645-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
501 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-171645-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
501 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-171645-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
501 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-171645-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
501 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-171645-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
501 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-171645-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
501 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 FEET IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-171645-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
501 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

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