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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
141 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 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.

GMZ800-260930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
141 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL KEEP
SOUTHEAST/SOUTH WINDS IN PLACE OVER THE WATERS THROUGH THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS, WITH WINDS BECOMING ONSHORE NEAR THE COAST WITH THE
SEA BREEZE EACH AFTERNOON. BOTH WINDS AND SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO
REMAIN BELOW HEADLINES, THOUGH DAILY THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE
BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND WAVES.

$$

GMZ830-260930-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
141 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 5
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-260930-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
141 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-260930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
141 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN
INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-260930-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
141 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ853-260930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
141 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-260930-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
141 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING EAST TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2
FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ850-260930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
141 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN
BECOMING SOUTH TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-260930-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
141 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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