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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
358 PM EST FRI DEC 19 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.

GMZ800-200515-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
358 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE WATERS
THROUGH SATURDAY KEEPING WINDS NORTHEAST TO EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
WINDS VEER AROUND TO THE SOUTHEAST ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AS AN
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO MOVES NORTHEAST TOWARD
THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. WINDS WILL INCREASE TO THE 10 TO 15 KNOT
RANGE AND REMAIN OUT OF THE SOUTH SOUTHEAST THROUGH TUESDAY. WITH
THE SOUTHERLY WINDS...SEA FOG WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE COASTAL
WATERS ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY. A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION
LATE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY BRINGING HIGHER CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND
STORMS AND ALSO INCREASES THE WINDS TO EXERCISE CAUTION AND
POSSIBLY SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL.


$$

GMZ830-200515-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
358 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ836-200515-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
358 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ856-200515-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
358 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ876-200515-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
358 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ853-200515-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
358 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY 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.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ873-200515-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
358 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ850-200515-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
358 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS LIKELY AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ870-200515-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
358 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY
FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY FOG.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.

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