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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
327 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 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.

GMZ800-070230-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
327 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE COASTAL WATERS
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE GRADIENT WILL WEAKEN THROUGH TONIGHT
WITH WINDS AND SEAS GRADUALLY SUBSIDING. RELATIVELY LIGHT WINDS
AND LOW SEAS WILL BE IN PLACE OVER THE WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

$$

GMZ830-070230-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
327 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-070230-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
327 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-070230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
327 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-070230-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
327 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-070230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
327 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-070230-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
327 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-070230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
327 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-070230-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
327 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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