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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
936 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.

GMZ800-071030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
936 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
A PERIOD OF ROUGH BOATING CONDITIONS IS IN THE FORECAST THROUGH AT
LEAST THE EARLY PORTION OF THE WEEK. LOW PRESSURE WILL DEEPEN
OVERNIGHT NEAR THE FLORIDA EAST COAST AND THEN RAPIDLY INTENSIFY
AS IT MOVES NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN DURING
SUNDAY. THE GRADIENT WILL TIGHTEN OVERNIGHT ON THE BACKSIDE OF
THIS SYSTEM ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF...WITH WINDS AND SEAS BUILDING
TO ADVISORY LEVELS. ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER
THE FORECAST WATERS THROUGH MUCH OF SUNDAY BEFORE BRIEFLY
SUBSIDING SUNDAY NIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. THIS DECREASE IN WINDS
AND SEAS WILL NOT LAST LONG AS THE NEXT SURGE OF WINDS TO ADVISORY
LEVEL ARRIVES OVER THE EASTERN GULF LATER MONDAY INTO MONDAY
NIGHT.

$$

GMZ830-071030-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
936 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS
POSSIBLE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
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 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.

$$

GMZ836-071030-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
936 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
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.

$$

GMZ856-071030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
936 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING AROUND
20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS
6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS 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.

$$

GMZ876-071030-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
936 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 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 IN
THE MORNING.
.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.

$$

GMZ853-071030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
936 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS 6
TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.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.

$$

GMZ873-071030-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
936 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS DIMINISHING
TO AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 6 TO 9 FEET LATE.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 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.

$$

GMZ850-071030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
936 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 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.

$$

GMZ870-071030-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
936 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS 6
TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET LATE.
.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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