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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
303 PM EST SAT FEB 6 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.

GMZ800-070545-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
303 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO INTENSIFY OFF
THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA TONIGHT AND MOVE RAPIDLY NORTHEAST OVER
THE ATLANTIC ON SUNDAY. CAUTIONARY LEVEL WINDS THIS AFTERNOON WILL
INCREASE TO ADVISORY LEVELS IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM LATE
TONIGHT INTO MUCH OF THE DAY ON SUNDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS ON MONDAY...HOWEVER VERY LITTLE SHOWER
ACTIVITY IF ANY WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT. WINDS AGAIN
WILL LIKELY INCREASE ABOVE ADVISORY LEVELS LATE MONDAY AND PERSIST
INTO WEDNESDAY. CONDITIONS SHOULD GRADUALLY IMPROVE BY LATE NEXT
WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE REGION.

$$

GMZ830-070545-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
303 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

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

$$

GMZ836-070545-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
303 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...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 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...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
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...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-070545-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
303 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. 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 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...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 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.

$$

GMZ876-070545-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
303 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...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 WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-070545-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
303 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-070545-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
303 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 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. 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...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-070545-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
303 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-070545-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
303 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST 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 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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