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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
932 PM EST SUN FEB 7 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.

GMZ800-081100-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
932 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
A BRIEF PERIOD OF BELOW ADVISORY MARINE CONDITIONS WILL EXIST
OVERNIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE
EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO. THEREAFTER...ANOTHER POWERFUL FRONT
SWEEPS ACROSS THE WATERS LATE MONDAY INTO MONDAY EVENING. THIS
SYSTEM PROMISES TO BRING EVEN STRONGER WINDS THAN THIS RECENT
ONE...WITH SOLID HIGH END ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS...AND FREQUENT
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE OVER THE OFFSHORE AND NEAR SHORE WATERS. IN
ADDITION...LARGE AND DANGEROUS WAVES ARE LIKELY TO BUILD BY
THE END OF MONDAY NIGHT...WITH SEAS ON THE ORDER OF 12 TO 15 FEET
OVER THE NEAR AND OFFSHORE WATERS. THIS PERIOD OF DANGEROUS WINDS
AND SEAS LOOKS TO LAST INTO LATE TUESDAY...WITH GRADUALLY
IMPROVING CONDITIONS BY WEDNESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ONCE
AGAIN BUILDS INTO THE REGION. THE LONG FETCH OF WINDS MEANS WAVES
ARE LIKELY TO SUBSIDE SLOWER WITH ADVISORY LEVEL SEAS POTENTIALLY
LINGERING INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY.

$$

GMZ830-081100-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
932 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE
POSSIBLE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE
POSSIBLE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-081100-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
932 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE POSSIBLE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY TO
ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE
POSSIBLE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-081100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
932 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION OVERNIGHT...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE POSSIBLE. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE POSSIBLE...THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-081100-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
932 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION OVERNIGHT...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE POSSIBLE. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE POSSIBLE...SUBSIDING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON SEAS
9 TO 12 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-081100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
932 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION OVERNIGHT...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP INCREASING TO CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE POSSIBLE. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE POSSIBLE...THEN BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ873-081100-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
932 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION OVERNIGHT...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7
FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS OVER GALE
FORCE POSSIBLE. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE
POSSIBLE. SEAS 10 TO 13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-081100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
932 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP INCREASING TO ROUGH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE POSSIBLE. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE
POSSIBLE...THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-081100-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
932 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS OVER GALE
FORCE POSSIBLE BECOMING NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO
10 TO 14 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE
POSSIBLE...DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 13 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$


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