Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
410 AM 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.

GMZ800-061715-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
410 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS... AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFF THE EAST
COAST OF FLORIDA TONIGHT AND MOVE RAPIDLY NORTHEAST OVER THE
ATLANTIC ON SUNDAY. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE BACK ABOVE
ADVISORY LEVELS IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
SUNDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS ON
MONDAY...HOWEVER VERY LITTLE SHOWER ACTIVITY IF ANY WILL BE
ASSOCIATED WITH THE COLD FRONT. WINDS AGAIN WILL LIKELY INCREASE
ABOVE ADVISORY LEVELS LATE MONDAY AND PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY.

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GMZ830-061715-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
410 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT 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 CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. 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 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-061715-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
410 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. 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...NORTH 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. 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...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-061715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
410 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

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

$$

GMZ876-061715-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
410 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

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GMZ853-061715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
410 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 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 AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. 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. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-061715-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
410 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 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.

$$

GMZ850-061715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
410 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 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 THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-061715-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
410 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

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