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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
900 PM EDT TUE APR 15 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.

GMZ876-161015-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
900 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 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 THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
859 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...ROUGH BOATING CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVER THE GULF WATERS...

.BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING AS A COLD
FRONT SINKS SOUTH OF THE AREA OVERNIGHT. WINDS WILL TURN TO THE
NORTHEAST AND REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

GMZ876-161500-
/O.CON.KTBW.SC.Y.0021.000000T0000Z-140416T1500Z/
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
859 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS AND WAVES: NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH
  HIGHER GUSTS. WAVE HEIGHTS WILL BE UP TO 8 FEET OFFSHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


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