Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
349 PM EST FRI MAR 6 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.

GMZ800-070500-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
349 PM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE AREA
WILL CAUSE WINDS TO SHIFT MORE FROM THE NORTHEAST TONIGHT. WINDS
ON THE BACK SIDE OF THIS FRONT WILL INCREASE TO SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY LEVELS ON FRIDAY OVER THE OUTER COASTAL WATERS. THESE
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL SPREAD SOUTHWARD BY SATURDAY WITH SCEC
CONDITIONS ALONG ALL OTHER WATERS TONIGHT WITH POSSIBLE SCA
CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.

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GMZ830-070500-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
349 PM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-070500-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
349 PM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ856-876-070500-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
349 PM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
PATCHY FOG.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ850-853-070500-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
349 PM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-873-070500-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
349 PM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PATCHY
FOG IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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