Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1241 AM EST FRI MAR 6 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.

GMZ800-061715-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1241 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE
WILL PUSH THROUGH THE PENINSULA FRIDAY BRINGING A FRESH NORTHERLY
WIND FOR AREAS NORTH OF TAMPA BAY...WITH WINDS INCREASING TO
EXERCISE CAUTION LEVELS. FRESH WINDS WILL BE SLOW TO MOVE SOUTH
BUT WILL EVENTUALLY AFFECT SOUTHERN WATERS BY FRIDAY NIGHT. PRIOR
TO THE FRONTAL PASSAGE LOW STRATUS CLOUDS AND PATCHY FOG ARE
POSSIBLE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

$$

GMZ830-061715-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1241 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS OF
DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-061715-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1241 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-061715-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
1241 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-061715-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1241 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-061715-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
1241 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. AREAS OF DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-061715-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1241 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. PATCHY FOG.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-061715-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
1241 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION AFTER MIDNIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. PATCHY FOG.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ870-061715-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1241 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION AFTER MIDNIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. PATCHY FOG.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$






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