Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
953 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 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.

GMZ800-282130-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
953 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK LOW PRESSURE JUST NORTHWEST OF TAMPA BAY WILL
DRIFT SLOWLY NORTHWARD TODAY AND TONIGHT. WINDS WILL BECOME
SOUTHWEST TO WEST OVER THE ENTIRE COASTAL WATERS TODAY AS THE LOW
LIFTS TO THE NORTH...AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE
WEEK. ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL KEEP RAIN CHANCES QUITE HIGH WITH
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED EACH DAY.

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GMZ830-282130-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
953 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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GMZ836-282130-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
953 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ856-282130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
953 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ876-282130-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
953 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ853-282130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
953 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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GMZ873-282130-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
953 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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GMZ850-282130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
953 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

$$

GMZ870-282130-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
953 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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