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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
251 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.

GMZ800-080600-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
251 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
HAZARDOUS WINDS AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE THIS EVENING...AS
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES OVER THE WATERS. A BRIEF PERIOD OF BENIGN
MARINE CONDITIONS WILL EXIST...BEFORE ANOTHER POWERFUL FRONT
SWEEPS ACROSS THE WATERS LATE MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT. THIS
SYSTEM PROMISES TO BRING EVEN STRONGER WINDS THAN THIS RECENT
ONE...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SOLID ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS...AND
PERHAPS GALE FORCE WINDS TO THE NEAR AND OFFSHORE WATERS. IN
ADDITION...DANGEROUS WAVES ARE LIKELY TO BUILD BY 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 INTO THE REGION.


$$

GMZ830-080600-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
251 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 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.

$$

GMZ836-080600-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
251 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 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.

$$

GMZ856-080600-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
251 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING
TO 10 TO 14 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS 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.

$$

GMZ876-080600-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
251 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 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.

$$

GMZ853-080600-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
251 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS 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.

$$

GMZ873-080600-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
251 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 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.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 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.

$$

GMZ850-080600-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
251 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS AROUND
45 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 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 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.

$$

GMZ870-080600-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
251 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 30 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS AROUND 45 KNOTS UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 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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