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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
331 PM EST SUN FEB 1 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.

GMZ800-020330-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
331 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WITH SHOWERS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
GULF WATERS LATER TONIGHT THEN THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS ON
MONDAY. THIS WILL INCREASE WINDS AND SEAS LATE IN THE DAY MONDAY
AND MONDAY NIGHT. THE NEXT COLD FRONT AFTER THIS WILL BE TOWARD
THE END OF THE WEEK ON FRIDAY.

$$

GMZ830-020330-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
331 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE 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...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ836-020330-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
331 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

$$

GMZ856-020330-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
331 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

$$

GMZ876-020330-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
331 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

$$

GMZ853-020330-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
331 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

$$

GMZ873-020330-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
331 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

$$

GMZ850-020330-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
331 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

$$

GMZ870-020330-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
331 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

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