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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
411 AM EST FRI JAN 30 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.

GMZ800-301745-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
411 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY WITH
WINDS BECOMING NORTH AND APPROACHING CAUTIONARY LEVELS TO THE
NORTH OF TAMPA BAY FOR THE AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS SHIFT NORTHEAST
TONIGHT FOR ALL AREAS BEHIND THE FRONT WITH WINDS POTENTIALLY
APPROACHING ADVISORY LEVELS. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD NORTH OF THE
REGION FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. THE HIGH POSITION TO THE NORTH
SUGGESTS THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED EASTERLY FLOW EACH OVERNIGHT
AND EARLY MORNING...WITH WINDS AND SEAS RELAXING DURING EACH
AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ830-301745-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
411 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-301745-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
411 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-301745-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
411 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

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

$$

GMZ876-301745-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
411 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

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

$$

GMZ853-301745-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
411 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

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

$$

GMZ873-301745-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
411 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-301745-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
411 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...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.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...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.

$$

GMZ870-301745-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
411 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 10
TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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