Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1014 AM EDT SAT APR 25 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.

GMZ800-252200-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1014 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
THE GRADIENT TIGHTENS TODAY ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO
BETWEEN LOW PRESSURE PASSING TO OUR NORTH AND A RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE THROUGH THE FLORIDA STRAITS. THE GRADIENT WILL BE
TIGHTEST TO THE NORTH OF ENGLEWOOD WHERE CAUTIONARY LEVEL WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS
AND SEAS WILL CONTINUE TO FLIRT WITH CAUTIONARY LEVELS THROUGH THE
DAY ON SUNDAY AS A FRONT SLOWLY APPROACHES FROM THE NORTH. THIS
FRONT WILL LIKELY DROP INTO THE NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO AND STALL
DURING THE EARLY PORTION OF NEXT WEEK.

$$

GMZ830-252200-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1014 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ836-252200-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1014 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST 1O TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ856-252200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1014 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST 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. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-252200-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1014 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-252200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1014 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-252200-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1014 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-252200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1014 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-252200-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1014 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$


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