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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
434 AM EST MON MAR 2 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.

GMZ800-021700-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
434 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
WINDS AND SEAS WILL REMAIN LOW ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. A GENERAL EASTERLY FLOW REGIME
THROUGH TUESDAY WILL BE INTERRUPTED EACH AFTERNOON NEAR THE COAST BY
SEA BREEZE DEVELOPMENT WHICH WILL TURN THE WINDS LOCALLY ONSHORE.
WINDS BECOME MORE SOUTHERLY ON WEDNESDAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES
FROM THE NORTHWEST. THIS FRONT IS FORECAST TO PASS THROUGH THE
FORECAST WATERS DURING THURSDAY OR THURSDAY NIGHT WITH A WIND SHIFT
TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST. AHEAD OF THIS FRONT...THE POTENTIAL FOR
THE DEVELOPMENT OF AREAS OF SEA FOG WILL INCREASE. ALTHOUGH PATCHY
SEA FOG IS POSSIBLE TODAY AND TUESDAY...IF SIGNIFICANT SEA FOG AREAS
ARE GOING TO DEVELOP...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FRAME WILL BE TUESDAY
NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. THE PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT LATER
THURSDAY WILL END THE SEA FOG THREAT.

$$

GMZ830-021700-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
434 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING VARIABLE
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND 5
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY
FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS
OF FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-021700-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
434 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE BY LATE
MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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.

$$

GMZ856-021700-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
434 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG. AREAS OF FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-021700-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
434 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS OF
FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-021700-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
434 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 10
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING...THEN AREAS OF FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 2
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF
FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ873-021700-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
434 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE LESS
THAN 10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING...THEN AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 2
FEET. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS
OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-021700-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
434 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE
EVENING...THEN AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-021700-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
434 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10
KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING...THEN AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS OF
FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS
OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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