Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1000 PM EDT WED APR 1 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.

GMZ800-020915-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1000 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATES THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK
WITH MOSTLY LIGHT WINDS AND MILD SEAS. AFTERNOON SEA BREEZES COULD
BRING BRIEF GUSTY WINDS ALONG THE COASTAL AREAS EACH LATE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. LATER THIS WEEKEND...A COLD FRONT SETTLES
SOUTH ACROSS THE WATERS INCREASING WINDS AND SEAS SATURDAY NIGHT.

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GMZ830-020915-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1000 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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

$$

GMZ836-020915-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1000 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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

$$

GMZ856-020915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ876-020915-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1000 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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

$$

GMZ853-020915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...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.

$$

GMZ873-020915-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1000 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-020915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-020915-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1000 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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