Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
352 AM EDT THU JUL 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.

GMZ800-311530-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
352 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

.SYNOPSIS...LIGHT WINDS AND SLIGHT SEAS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
EARLY NEXT WEEK. A SURFACE TROUGH...THE REMNANTS OF THE FRONTAL
BOUNDARY THAT MOVED THROUGH THE WATERS YESTERDAY...WILL LIFT BACK
TO THE NORTH LATER TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THE TROUGH WILL DISSIPATE
OVER THE WEEKEND AS A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS WESTWARD
ACROSS THE WATERS FROM THE ATLANTIC.

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GMZ830-311530-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
352 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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GMZ836-311530-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
352 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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GMZ856-876-311530-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
352 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
10 KNOTS 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.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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GMZ853-873-311530-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
352 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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GMZ850-870-311530-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
352 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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