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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
929 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 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.

GMZ800-040930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
929 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING
FRONT. THE FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...BRINGING WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WESTERLY WINDS MAY BRIEFLY APPROACH ADVISORY LEVELS
AHEAD OF THE FRONT TONIGHT...WITH SOLID CAUTIONARY TO BORDERLINE
ADVISORY LEVEL NORTHWESTERLY WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WEDNESDAY
NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WINDS THEN LOOK TO REMAIN AT OR BELOW
HEADLINE CRITERIA THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES IN OVER THE WATERS.

$$

GMZ830-040930-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
929 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-040930-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
929 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING AROUND
5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-040930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
929 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE
EVENING...THEN INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ876-040930-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
929 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-040930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
929 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING
TO AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ873-040930-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
929 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-040930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
929 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-040930-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
929 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

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