Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
357 PM EST MON MAR 2 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.

GMZ800-030515-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
357 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
WINDS AND SEAS WILL REMAIN BELOW HEADLINES FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS. WINDS BECOME MORE SOUTHERLY ON WEDNESDAY AS A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST. THIS FRONT IS FORECAST TO PASS
THROUGH THE FORECAST WATERS DURING THURSDAY OR THURSDAY NIGHT WITH
A WIND SHIFT TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST. AHEAD OF THIS FRONT...THE
POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AREAS OF SEA FOG WILL INCREASE.
ALTHOUGH PATCHY SEA FOG IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...IF
SIGNIFICANT SEA FOG AREAS ARE GOING TO DEVELOP...THE MOST LIKELY
TIME FRAME WILL BE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. THE
PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT LATER THURSDAY WILL END THE SEA FOG
THREAT.

$$

GMZ830-030515-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
357 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-030515-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
357 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS OF FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ856-030515-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
357 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ876-030515-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
357 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING...THEN AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS OF
FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS OF
FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-030515-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
357 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING...THEN AREAS OF FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ873-030515-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
357 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE EVENING...THEN AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS OF
FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS
OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS OF FOG.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-030515-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
357 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

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

$$

GMZ870-030515-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
357 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE EVENING...THEN AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS
OF FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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