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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
443 AM EDT THU OCT 30 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.

GMZ800-301500-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
443 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN WATERS TODAY
AND ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY.
BREEZY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL OVERSPREAD THE WATERS BEHIND THE FRONT
AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE NORTH WITH PERIODS OF SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORIES LIKELY THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

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GMZ830-301500-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
443 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ836-301500-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
443 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ856-876-301500-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
443 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET...HIGHEST OFFSHORE. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ853-873-301500-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
443 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO
11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET...HIGHEST
OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ850-870-301500-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
443 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 11 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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