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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
353 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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.

GMZ800-130330-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
353 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH THROUGH GULF WATERS
TONIGHT AND SOUTH OF THE WATER EARLY ON SATURDAY. AN INCREASING
NORTHWEST TO NORTHERLY WIND FLOW IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT WILL
BRING EXERCISE CAUTION HEADLINES TO THE OFFSHORE WATERS LATER
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY WITH ELEVATED WINDS CONTINUING THROUGH
SUNDAY AS THE GRADIENT TIGHTENS AS STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
IN OVER THE MID ATLANTIC. LIGHTER WINDS AND LOWER SEAS MAY WILL
BRIEFLY RETURN TO THE WATERS EARLY ON MONDAY BEFORE SOUTHWEST
WINDS INCREASE BACK TOWARD CAUTIONARY OR LOW END SMALL CRAFT
RANGE MONDAY NIGHT AS A TRAILING COLD FRONT FROM A STORM SYSTEM
MOVING ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES APPROACHES FROM THE WEST
WITH ELEVATED WINDS AND SEAS CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY AS WINDS
SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTH
THROUGH THE WATERS. IN ADDITION TO INCREASING WIND NUMEROUS
SHOWERS ALONG WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR STORMS WILL ACCOMPANY
THE FRONT. LIGHTER WINDS WILL RETURN TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN OVER THE GULF.

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GMZ830-130330-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
353 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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

$$

GMZ836-130330-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
353 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-130330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
353 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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

$$

GMZ876-130330-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
353 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION LATE TONIGHT...

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

$$

GMZ853-130330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
353 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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

$$

GMZ873-130330-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
353 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION LATE TONIGHT...

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

$$

GMZ850-130330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
353 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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

$$

GMZ870-130330-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
353 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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