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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
342 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

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.

GMZ800-260930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
342 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS ALIGNED ACROSS THE NORTHEAST
GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS POSITION WILL
KEEP A GENERAL EASTERLY FLOW PATTERN IN PLACE OVER THE EASTERN
GULF WITH NOCTURNAL STRONGER SURGES OF WIND...PERHAPS TO
CAUTIONARY LEVELS...DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS.
WILL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON A POTENTIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE TO THE
EAST OF FLORIDA THROUGH THE EARLY PORTION OF THE UPCOMING
WEEKEND...HOWEVER CURRENTLY THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE
MUCH IMPACT ON OUR LOCAL WINDS AND SEAS THROUGH SATURDAY.

$$

GMZ830-260930-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
342 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...THEN DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. 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...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-260930-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
342 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE
IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-260930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
342 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5
TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN
THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-260930-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
342 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION OVERNIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN
BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ853-260930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
342 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN BECOMING EAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-260930-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
342 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION OVERNIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-260930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
342 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-260930-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
342 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION OVERNIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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