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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
528 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 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.

GMZ800-291500-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
528 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...THE GRADIENT ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL
REMAIN RATHER WEAK TODAY ON THE FAR SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF A HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE CENTERED ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES. WINDS AND
SEAS WILL REMAIN LOW THROUGH SATURDAY AWAY FROM SCATTERED TO
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND STORMS. LATER SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY THE
FORECAST FOR THE EASTERN GULF WILL BE HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE
EVENTUAL TRACK AND STRENGTH OF TROPICAL STORM ERIKA. THOSE
PLANNING ACTIVITIES ON THE GULF SHOULD CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR
THE PROGRESS OF ERIKA.

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GMZ830-291500-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
528 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

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

$$

GMZ836-291500-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
528 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

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

$$

GMZ856-291500-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
528 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST OVERNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ876-291500-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
528 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-291500-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
528 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST OVERNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-291500-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
528 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST OVERNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE DAY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-291500-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
528 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST OVERNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AND
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET
OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-291500-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
528 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS.

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