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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
911 PM EST THU FEB 11 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.

GMZ800-120930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
911 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH THROUGH THE WATERS FRIDAY
NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY. AS THE FRONT MOVE SOUTH WINDS WILL SHIFT
TO THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH AND INCREASE TOWARD CAUTIONARY
LEVELS...WITH SOME HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS DEVELOPING FOR
SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS. WINDS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED AND VEER INTO
THE NORTHEAST AND EAST ON SUNDAY AS STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN OVER THE MID ATLANTIC COAST. LIGHTER WINDS WILL BRIEFLY
RETURN TO THE WATERS EARLY ON MONDAY AS THE HIGH WEAKENS AND SHIFT
EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC. WIND AND SEAS WILL INCREASE MONDAY NIGHT
INTO TUESDAY AS A STRONG COLD FRONT APPROACHES AND MOVES SOUTH
THROUGH THE WATERS WITH MORE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS
DEVELOPING.

$$

GMZ830-120930-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
911 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

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

$$

GMZ836-120930-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
911 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

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

$$

GMZ856-120930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
911 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AND
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST 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...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ876-120930-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
911 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING
TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AND
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ853-120930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
911 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AND
DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST 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...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ873-120930-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
911 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST AND
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ850-120930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
911 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

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

$$

GMZ870-120930-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
911 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$



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