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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 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.

GMZ800-161630-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.SYNOPSIS...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE GULF
WATERS THROUGH TODAY...AND WHILE SPEEDS MAY LESSEN BRIEFLY THIS
AFTERNOON...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE NORTHERN GULF
WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT WITH WINDS OF 20 KNOTS OR GREATER EXPECTED.
WINDS WILL RELAX SOME FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...ALTHOUGH PERIODS OF
ELEVATED WINDS ARE POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT.

$$

GMZ830-161630-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-161630-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-161630-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-161630-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-161630-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 10
TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST 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. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-161630-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-161630-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-161630-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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