Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
448 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 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.

GMZ800-311500-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
448 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL EXIT THE SOUTHERN WATERS THIS
MORNING THEN BE REINFORCED BY ANOTHER STRONGER COLD FRONT MOVING
SOUTH ACROSS THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY. ROBUST
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE ARE EXPECTED
TO DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. WINDS AND
SEAS WILL SUBSIDE SOME SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...BUT
WINDS WILL REMAIN RATHER BREEZY.

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GMZ830-311500-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
448 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO NEAR
GALE FORCE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH
BECOMING CHOPPY OVERNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY
BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-311500-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
448 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP
BECOMING CHOPPY TOWARD MORNING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO NEAR GALE
FORCE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-876-311500-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
448 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SPRINKLES IN THE
MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO
9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ853-873-311500-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
448 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING
SOUTH OF SARASOTA.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SPRINKLES AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. ISOLATED SPRINKLES IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET SUBSIDING TO
6 TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ850-870-311500-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
448 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 6 TO 9 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SPRINKLES.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SPRINKLES IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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