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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1014 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 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.

GMZ800-242130-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1014 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL RIDGE BACK OVER THE NORTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA
AND NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO FROM THE ATLANTIC THROUGH THE
MAJORITY OF THE WEEK. THE POSITION OF THE RIDGE WILL FAVOR
STRONGER EASTERLY SURGES EACH NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING. OVERNIGHT
WINDS ARE FORECAST TO APPROACH CAUTIONARY LEVELS AT
TIMES...ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

$$

GMZ830-242130-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1014 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN THE
LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-242130-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1014 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN THE
LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-242130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1014 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST 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.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET
OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST LATE
IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON THEN
BECOMING WEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1014 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-242130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1014 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

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WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1014 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1014 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-242130-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1014 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

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