Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
317 AM EST FRI NOV 28 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.

GMZ800-281700-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
317 AM EST FRI NOV 28 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS EXIST ACROSS MOST OF THE COASTAL
WATERS EARLY THIS MORNING. EXPECT THESE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS
TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING...WITH CONDITIONS BEGINNING TO
IMPROVE SLOWLY THROUGH THE DAYLIGHT HOURS TODAY. ONCE THE ADVISORY
IS DONE LATER TODAY...CAUTIONARY LEVEL WINDS ARE LIKELY TO PERSIST
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT FOR AREAS TO THE SOUTH OF TARPON SPRINGS.
EASTERLY FLOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF
THE FORECAST PERIOD.

$$

GMZ830-281700-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
317 AM EST FRI NOV 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS DURING THE MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE BAY EARLY
THIS MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-281700-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
317 AM EST FRI NOV 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS DURING THE MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOT IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-281700-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
317 AM EST FRI NOV 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS DURING THE MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-281700-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
317 AM EST FRI NOV 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-281700-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
317 AM EST FRI NOV 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS DURING THE MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-281700-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
317 AM EST FRI NOV 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY MIDDAY...THEN DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS DURING THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2
FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-281700-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
317 AM EST FRI NOV 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS DURING THE MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-281700-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
317 AM EST FRI NOV 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS DURING THE MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO
AROUND 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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