Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
349 AM EDT MON APR 27 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.

GMZ800-271645-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
349 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL STALL ACROSS THE CENTRAL
WATERS LATER TODAY. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE
NORTH CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...AND WILL PUSH
SLOWLY ACROSS THE NORTHEAST GULF/NORTH FLORIDA TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY. AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PUSH ACROSS
THE WATERS TODAY...WITH A STRONGER AREA OF STORMS MOVING ACROSS
THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE WATERS AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD OF
THE FRONT WILL APPROACH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVELS TUESDAY NIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY...SHIFTING TO THE WEST TO NORTHWEST BEHIND THE FRONT
LATE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER
THE WATERS BEHIND THE COLD FRONT LATE IN THE WEEK WITH DECREASING
WINDS AND SEAS.

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GMZ830-271645-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
349 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ836-271645-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
349 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ856-271645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
349 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ876-271645-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
349 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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GMZ853-271645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
349 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...NORTHWEST 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. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ873-271645-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
349 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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GMZ850-271645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
349 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ870-271645-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
349 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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