Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1000 PM EST TUE NOV 25 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.

GMZ800-261100-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1000 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL OVERSPREAD THE
WATERS TONIGHT AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES THROUGH THE AREA.  SCATTERED
TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT THE
WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT AND INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING...
PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS AND LOCALLY HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS. AS
THE COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT...WINDS WILL
QUICKLY INCREASE TO IN EXCESS OF 25 KNOTS SUSTAINED WITH HIGHER
GUSTS...AND SEAS WILL BUILD TO AROUND 10 FEET OFFSHORE. WINDS AND
SEAS WILL TAPER OFF DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST....ALTHOUGH WINDS OFFSHORE WILL REMAIN IN
THE 15-20 KNOT RANGE THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY EVENING.

$$

GMZ830-261100-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1000 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-261100-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1000 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-261100-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-261100-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1000 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO
14 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-261100-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING.
SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-261100-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1000 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
6 TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO
14 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-261100-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST 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 OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-261100-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1000 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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