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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1013 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 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.

GMZ800-052115-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
1013 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST AND A
FRONTAL TROUGH OVER THE BAHAMAS AND CUBA ARE CREATING A TIGHT
PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS. WINDS WILL INCREASE
TO EXERCISE CAUTION LEVELS WITH THE EASTERLY SURGE TONIGHT. WINDS
AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE LATER IN THE WEEK AS AN AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS EAST OF FLORIDA AND LIFTS NORTH AWAY FROM
THE REGION...WITH THE GRADIENT OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO
RELAXING.

$$

GMZ830-052115-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
1013 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES LATE IN THE MORNING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE EVENING THEN
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-052115-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
1013 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-052115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
1013 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AND
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-052115-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1013 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET
OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-052115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1013 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES LATE
IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-052115-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1013 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET DIMINISHING TO 2 TO 4 FEET THIS
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ850-052115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
1013 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES LATE
IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
VARIABLE AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-052115-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1013 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET DIMINISHING TO 2 TO 4 FEET THIS
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
VARIABLE AROUND 5 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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