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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 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.

GMZ800-311645-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A WEST TO SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE
WATERS THROUGH THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...WITH WIND SPEEDS REACHING
EXERCISE CAUTION CRITERIA AT TIMES THIS WEEKEND. SHOWER AND
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL BE POSSIBLE AT JUST ABOUT ANY TIME
THROUGH THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR THE
STORMS.

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GMZ830-311645-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-311645-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

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

$$

GMZ856-311645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ876-311645-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ853-311645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-311645-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-311645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-311645-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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