Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
421 AM EST THU DEC 25 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.

GMZ800-251630-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
421 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL EXIT FAR SOUTHEAST FLORIDA THIS
MORNING THEN STALL AS HIGH PRESSURE IN THE WESTERN GULF BEGINS TO
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD. THIS HIGH PRESSURE WILL TRACK ACROSS THE
SOUTHEASTERN STATES TO THE ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS BY EARLY NEXT
WEEK AS A COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE EAST GULF. WINDS CONTINUE TO
DIMINISH WITH DECAYING SEAS...ONLY EXERCISE CAUTION IS HEADLINED
FOR SOME OF THE WATERS THIS MORNING.

$$

GMZ830-251630-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
421 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND 10 KNOTS LATER
IN THE MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-251630-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
421 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-251630-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
421 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-251630-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
421 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-251630-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
421 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-251630-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
421 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ850-251630-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
421 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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

$$

GMZ870-251630-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
421 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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