Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
934 PM EST WED DEC 17 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.

GMZ800-181030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
934 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS...PLEASANT MARINE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AS HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGES IN FROM THE NORTH. DRY CONDITIONS...LIGHT WINDS
AROUND OR BELOW 10 KNOTS AND SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH SATURDAY. MODERATE SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY IN
ADVANCE OF THE NEXT UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM. THIS NEXT ASSOCIATED
SURFACE BOUNDARY WILL STALL ACROSS THE WATERS SUNDAY LEADING TO A
HIGHER CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH MID WEEK NEXT WEEK.


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GMZ830-181030-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
934 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-181030-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
934 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-181030-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
934 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY 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.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-181030-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
934 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-181030-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
934 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-181030-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
934 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-181030-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
934 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-181030-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
934 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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