Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
953 AM EST SUN DEC 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-
953 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS LOCATED ACROSS THE NORTHERN
WATERS...JUST TO THE SOUTH OF CEDAR KEY THIS MORNING. WINDS ARE EAST
TO SOUTHEAST SOUTH OF THIS BOUNDARY AND FROM THE NORTHEAST ON ITS
NORTHERN SIDE. AREAS OF SHOWERS AND A FEW ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE OVER THE MARINE AREA TO THE NORTH
AND WEST OF TAMPA BAY TODAY WITH THE ACTIVITY PUSHING SOUTH LATER
TONIGHT. THE WARM FRONT IS EXPECTED TO LIFT NORTH OF THE FORECAST
WATERS FOR MONDAY WITH SOUTHERLY FLOW HOLDING IN PLACE UNTIL A COLD
FRONT CROSSES THE REGION SOMETIME ON WEDNESDAY WITH WINDS NEAR SCA
LEVELS BEHIND THE FRONT.


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TAMPA BAY WATERS-
953 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE BAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE BAY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

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CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
953 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

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BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
953 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
953 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD RAIN AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE
EVENING. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7
FEET NEAR SHORE AND 6 TO 8 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
953 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. WIDESPREAD
RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET NEAR SHORE
AND 3 TO 5 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
PATCHY FOG. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
NEAR SHORE AND 3 TO 5 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF FOG. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 NEAR
SHORE AND 4 TO 6 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET NEAR SHORE AND 5 TO 7 FEET
OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET NEAR SHORE AND 6 TO 8 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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