Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
945 AM EST SAT DEC 20 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.

GMZ800-202215-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
945 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL MEANDER OVER THE
NORTHEAST GULF THROUGH THE WEEKEND...THEN MOVE NORTH AS A WARM
FRONT SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO
THE WESTERN GULF ON TUESDAY THEN MOVE RAPIDLY EASTWARD ACROSS THE
GULF WATERS AND FLORIDA PENINSULA TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.
STRONG WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT THE WATERS
TUESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH ALL OF WEDNESDAY.


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GMZ830-202215-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
945 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

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GMZ836-202215-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
945 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

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GMZ856-202215-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
945 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.

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GMZ876-202215-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
945 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

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GMZ853-202215-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
945 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
PATCHY FOG IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

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GMZ873-202215-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
945 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ850-202215-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
945 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS LIKELY AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.

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GMZ870-202215-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
945 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. PATCHY
FOG. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. PATCHY FOG.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.

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