Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1012 PM EST SUN NOV 23 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.

GMZ800-241015-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1012 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...THE GRADIENT HAS WEAKENED OVER THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS AS
THE WARM FRONT HAS MOVED NORTH OVER GEORGIA. THIS HAS ALLOWED FOR
THE WINDS AND SEAS ALONG THE COASTAL WATERS TO FALL BELOW SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL...AND ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THE 10-15
KNOT RANGE ON MONDAY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL ONCE AGAIN PICK UP TO
ADVISORY LEVEL IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT THAT WILL MOVE THROUGH
THE AREA ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.


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GMZ830-241015-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1012 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-241015-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1012 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-241015-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
1012 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SHOWERS LIKELY
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ876-241015-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1012 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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GMZ853-241015-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
1012 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-241015-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1012 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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GMZ850-241015-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
1012 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ870-241015-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1012 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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