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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
239 PM EST SAT JAN 31 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.

GMZ800-010600-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
239 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS...GRADIENT WILL TIGHTEN TONIGHT OVER THE WATERS AS AN
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OVER THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST. SMALL CRAFT CRAFT
ADVISORY CONDITIONS TONIGHT OVER THE OUTER WATERS WITH EXERCISE
CAUTION OVER THE NEAR SHORE WATERS. GRADIENT WILL RELAX A BIT ON
SUNDAY...BUT WILL TIGHTEN AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT AHEAD OF A COLD
FRONT WHICH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS MONDAY. WINDS WILL SHIFT
TO THE NORTH BEHIND THE FRONT WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT. GRADIENT WILL WEAKEN
WITH WINDS AND SEAS SUBSIDING TUESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER
THE WATERS.


$$

GMZ830-010600-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
239 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

$$

GMZ836-010600-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
239 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

$$

GMZ856-010600-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
239 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

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

$$

GMZ876-010600-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
239 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

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

$$

GMZ853-010600-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
239 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

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

$$

GMZ873-010600-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
239 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY.

$$

GMZ850-010600-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
239 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

$$

GMZ870-010600-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
239 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

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

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