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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1015 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 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.

GMZ800-242145-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1015 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE ATLANTIC WATERS
EAST OF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST WILL MAINTAIN A MODERATE EAST TO
SOUTHEAST WIND FLOW OVER GULF WATERS TODAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK
WITH AN EASTERLY SURGE SUPPORTING PERIODS OF CAUTIONARY CONDITIONS
DURING THE LATE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS. LIGHTER WINDS AND
LOWER SEAS WILL RETURN TO THE WATERS BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK AS
THE GRADIENT RELAXES AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES IN OVER THE AREA.

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GMZ830-242145-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1015 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AND
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-242145-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1015 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS  AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AND DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AND DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-242145-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1015 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AND DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AND DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.

$$

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WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1015 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AND DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ853-242145-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1015 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AND
DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ873-242145-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1015 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ850-242145-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1015 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AND DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ870-242145-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1015 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AND DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING.

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