Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
425 AM EDT SUN SEP 21 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.

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SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
425 AM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A STALLED BOUNDARY STRETCHED ACROSS THE GULF WILL BEGIN
TO GRADUALLY MIGRATE NORTHWARD EARLY IN THE WEEK AND REACH NORTHERN
GULF WATERS THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE U.S. PLAINS THIS MORNING
TRACKS ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN STATES TO NEW ENGLAND COASTAL WATERS
NEAR WEEKS END. WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE 15 KNOTS/4 FEET OR LESS. THE
MAIN HAZARDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS IN THE VICINITY
OF HEAVIER SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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TAMPA BAY WATERS-
425 AM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
425 AM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
425 AM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
425 AM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
425 AM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

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