Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
501 AM EDT FRI APR 18 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.

GMZ800-181430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
501 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL GULF
OF MEXICO EARLY THIS MORNING WILL TRACK INTO THE NORTHEAST GULF
TODAY AND THEN ACROSS THE NORTH FLORIDA TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD BACK INTO THE GULF DURING THE UPCOMING WEEKEND AND
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. INCREASING WINDS AND SEAS ASSOCIATED WITH
THE DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL CREATE ROUGH BOATING
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

$$

GMZ830-181430-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
501 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

$$

GMZ836-181430-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
501 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5
TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. 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 NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-181430-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
501 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

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

$$

GMZ876-181430-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
501 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-181430-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
501 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

$$

GMZ873-181430-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
501 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ850-181430-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
501 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

$$

GMZ870-181430-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
501 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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