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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
906 PM EST THU DEC 25 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.

GMZ800-261000-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
906 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO AND A
FRONTAL BOUNDARY OVER SOUTHEAST FLORIDA IS PRODUCING MODERATE SEAS
PROMPTING SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION CONDITIONS OVER THE COASTAL
WATERS BEYOND 20 NAUTICAL MILES THROUGH FRIDAY. WINDS WILL VEER TO
THE EAST NORTHEAST IN THE 10 TO 15 KNOT RANGE ON FRIDAY AS THE
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES NORTHEAST. WINDS AND SEAS WILL FURTHER
DECREASE OVER THE WEEKEND WITH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS AND SEAS LESS
THAN 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ830-261000-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
906 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING 15
KNOTS OVERNIGHT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE BAY. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP EXCEPT A MODERATE CHOP NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE BAY.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-261000-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
906 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING 15
KNOTS OVERNIGHT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE HARBOR. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP EXCEPT A MODERATE CHOP NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE
HARBOR.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-261000-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
906 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ876-261000-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
906 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ853-261000-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
906 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SPRINKLES IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ873-261000-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
906 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-261000-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
906 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SPRINKLES IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-261000-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
906 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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