Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
437 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 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.

GMZ800-290230-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
437 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTH
THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEKEND. THE HIGH WILL THEN SHIFT EAST
INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC EARLY NEXT WEEK RIDGING BACK TO THE
WEST ACROSS THE NORTH CENTRAL PENINSULA. STRONG AND GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS THIS AFTERNOON WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH AND BECOME
NORTH LATER TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AS THE HIGH BUILDS IN.

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GMZ830-290230-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
437 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-290230-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
437 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-290230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
437 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THIS EVENING THEN
BECOMING NORTH AND DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-290230-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
437 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-290230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
437 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY TONIGHT...

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

$$

GMZ873-290230-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
437 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY TONIGHT...

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

$$

GMZ850-290230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
437 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

$$

GMZ870-290230-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
437 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

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