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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
302 AM EST SUN FEB 14 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.

GMZ800-141800-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
302 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED WELL TO OUR NORTH WILL MIGRATE OFF THE
EASTERN SEABOARD TODAY AND TONIGHT. IN RESPONSE...LOCAL WIND WILL
COME AROUND FROM THE NORTHEAST TO A MORE EASTERLY DIRECTION. OUR
NEXT COLD FRONT WILL THEN APPROACH THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO
MONDAY...AND PASS THROUGH THE FORECAST WATERS MONDAY NIGHT OR
TUESDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL SHIFT NORTHWEST AND THEN NORTH BEHIND
THIS FRONT FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE ONCE AGAIN
BUILDS TO OUR NORTH.

$$

GMZ830-141800-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
302 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS
POSSIBLE EARLY IN THE MORNING...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.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.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-141800-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
302 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

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

$$

GMZ856-141800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
302 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS LATER IN THE MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
LATE. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-141800-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
302 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS THIS MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-141800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
302 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS THIS MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 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.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-141800-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
302 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND 15
KNOTS THIS MORNING...THEN DECREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-141800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
302 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-141800-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
302 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

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

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