Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
923 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 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.

GMZ800-250900-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
923 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN
UNITED STATES AND MAINTAIN MOSTLY DRY AND PLEASANT CONDITIONS
THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK. OFFSHORE WINDS WILL
CONTINUE TO BE RATHER BREEZY TONIGHT AROUND 15 KNOTS...OTHERWISE
NO HAZARDS OR ADVISORIES ARE EXPECTED.

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GMZ830-250900-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
923 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

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CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
923 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
DURING THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ853-856-250900-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
923 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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GMZ873-876-250900-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
923 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ850-250900-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
923 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS...EXCEPT BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS NEAR THE COAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-250900-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
923 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10  KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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