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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1020 AM EST SUN MAR 1 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.

GMZ800-012230-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1020 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE TO OUR NORTH WILL WEAKEN TODAY ALLOWING
THE GRADIENT TO RELAX AND WIND FIELDS TO WEAKEN. THE GRADIENT WILL
RELAX ENOUGH BY THIS AFTERNOON TO ALLOW SEA BREEZE FORMATION WITH
WINDS BECOMING LIGHT ONSHORE THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING. THE
GENERALLY SYNOPTIC EASTERLY FLOW WILL SHIFT SOUTHEAST ON TUESDAY
AND THEN SOUTH BY WEDNESDAY. EXPECT NEAR SHORE WINDS TO BECOME
ONSHORE EACH AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL
WITH THE MOIST SOUTHERLY FLOW FOR AREAS OF SEA FOG TO REDUCE
VISIBILITY BY LATER TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY...AND THIS POTENTIAL WILL
NEED TO BE MONITORED CLOSELY. A COLD FRONT IS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE
LATER THURSDAY OR THURSDAY NIGHT WHICH WOULD END THE THREAT FOR
SEA FOG FOR THE END OF THE WEEK...AND SHIFT WINDS BACK FROM THE
NORTH AND NORTHEAST.

$$

GMZ830-012230-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1020 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-012230-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1020 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND 5
KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-012230-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
1020 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

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

$$

GMZ876-012230-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1020 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
PATCHY FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-012230-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
1020 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

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

$$

GMZ873-012230-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1020 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY FOG.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-012230-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
1020 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 10
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-012230-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1020 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY FOG.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$






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