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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
409 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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.

GMZ800-261630-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
409 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST CONTINUES TO
EXTEND SOUTHWEST OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA INTO THE GULF OF
MEXICO. THIS PATTERN WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED THROUGH THE WEEK
ALLOWING FOR EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS TO REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE
COASTAL WATERS. THE ONLY EXCEPTION WILL BE ALONG THE COAST WHERE
THE SEA BREEZE WILL SET UP PRODUCING AN ONSHORE FLOW DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS. AN EASTERLY SURGE TO EXERCISE CAUTION LEVEL WINDS
IS EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF THE GULF WATERS DURING THE LATE NIGHT
AND EARLY MORNING HOURS THROUGH THE WEEK. OTHERWISE...NO HEADLINES
ARE EXPECTED.

$$

GMZ830-261630-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
409 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ836-261630-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
409 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ856-261630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
409 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.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. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ876-261630-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
409 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-261630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
409 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ873-261630-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
409 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-261630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
409 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ870-261630-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
409 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$



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