Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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.

GMZ800-060900-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN OVER THE COASTAL WATERS
AND REMAIN ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. WINDS AND
SEAS WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH OVERNIGHT AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT
RELAXES SOME ACROSS THE WATERS.

$$

GMZ830-060900-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-060900-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-060900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-060900-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
DURING THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-060900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-060900-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10
TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-060900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-060900-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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