Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
950 PM EST SUN DEC 28 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.

GMZ800-290930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
950 PM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE FROM THE WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGING WEST
ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL PENINSULA WILL SUPPORT A LIGHT SOUTH TO
SOUTHEAST WIND FLOW OVER THE GULF WATERS THE REST OF TONIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY. SEA FOG WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
A WARM AND HUMID AIR OVERRIDES THE COOLER WATERS. A WEAK FRONTAL
BOUNDARY WILL APPROACH THE AREA LATE MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. THE WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTH AND
NORTHEAST IN THE WAKE OF THIS FRONT ON TUESDAY...AND WILL REMAIN
OUT OF THE NORTHEAST THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE UPCOMING WEEK
AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES INTO THE REGION.

$$

GMZ830-290930-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
950 PM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10
KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-290930-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
950 PM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10
KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-290930-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
950 PM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. 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. PATCHY SEA FOG.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS OF SEA FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 FEE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-290930-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
950 PM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET
OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
PATCHY FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-290930-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
950 PM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY SEA FOG.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-290930-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
950 PM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. PATCHY SEA FOG
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. AREAS OF SEA FOG. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-290930-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
950 PM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DENSE SEA FOG REDUCING
VISIBILITIES TO A MILE OR LESS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY SEA FOG.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF SEA FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-290930-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
950 PM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS
OF DENSE FOG REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO A MILE OR LESS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. PATCHY SEA
FOG.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. AREAS OF SEA FOG. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN
THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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