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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
1014 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...VERY DANGEROUS BOATING CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO BEGIN THIS
AFTERNOON AND LAST INTO WEDNESDAY...

A POWERFUL COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL RAPIDLY
INCREASE TO NEAR 30 KNOTS...WITH FREQUENT GALE FORCE GUSTS. THE
GALE FORCE WINDS WILL BUILD DANGEROUS WAVES OVER THE OFFSHORE AND
NEAR SHORE WATERS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

GMZ830-836-856-876-082315-
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/O.CON.KTBW.SC.Y.0014.160209T1500Z-160210T0000Z/
TAMPA BAY WATERS-CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1014 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST TUESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM EST
TUESDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS ABOVE GALE
  FORCE LIKELY LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 15 FEET MONDAY NIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY OVER THE NEARSHORE AND OFFSHORE WATERS...AND 2 TO 4 FEET
  AT THE MOUTH OF TAMPA BAY...CHARLOTTE HARBOR...AND THE PINE
  ISLAND SOUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

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WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1014 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST TUESDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS ABOVE GALE FORCE
  LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TUESDAY.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET MONDAY NIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

GMZ850-853-082315-
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COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
1014 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 PM EST TUESDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS ABOVE GALE FORCE
  LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TUESDAY.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET MONDAY NIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


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