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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1026 AM EDT THU MAY 5 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.

GMZ800-052030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1026 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT HAS PUSHED SOUTH OF THE WATERS. A
SECONDARY COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY WITH A FEW
SPRINKLES. A TIGHT GRADIENT WILL CREATE GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 20 KNOTS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS OF 6 TO 8 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS
WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL HOLD
OVER THE WATERS OVER THE WEEKEND.

$$

GMZ830-052030-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1026 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-052030-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1026 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST 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 SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-052030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1026 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-052030-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1026 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-052030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1026 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ873-052030-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1026 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-052030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1026 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.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. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ870-052030-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1026 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST 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 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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