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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
353 AM EDT TUE APR 21 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.

GMZ800-211645-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
353 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A COOL FRONT WILL BECOME STATIONARY OVER SOUTH FLORIDA
THROUGH WEDNESDAY KEEPING UNSETTLED WEATHER IN THE FORECAST. BY
THURSDAY ANOTHER COOL FRONT WILL APPROACH THE COASTAL WATERS AND
PASS THROUGH THE STATE INCREASING WINDS FOR SATURDAY OVER THE
NORTHERN WATERS... OTHERWISE WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED REACH
ADVISORY LEVELS.


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GMZ830-211645-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
353 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

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

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GMZ836-211645-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
353 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

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

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GMZ856-211645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
353 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-211645-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
353 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-211645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
353 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

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

$$

GMZ873-211645-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
353 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-211645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
353 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 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.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST 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.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ870-211645-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
353 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

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