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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
448 AM EST MON FEB 8 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.

GMZ800-081815-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
448 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS...WINDS WILL QUICKLY INCREASE LATER THIS AFTERNOON
ACROSS AREA WATERWAYS WITH GALE FORCE WIND GUSTS EXPECTED AREAWIDE
BY LATER TONIGHT. IN ADDITION...LARGE AND DANGEROUS WAVES ARE
LIKELY TO BUILD BY THE END TONIGHT...WITH SEAS ON THE ORDER OF 12
TO 15 FEET OVER THE NEAR AND OFFSHORE WATERS. THIS PERIOD OF
DANGEROUS WINDS AND SEAS LOOKS TO LAST INTO LATE TUESDAY...WITH
GRADUALLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS BY WEDNESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ONCE AGAIN BUILDS INTO THE REGION. THE LONG FETCH OF WINDS
MEANS WAVES ARE LIKELY TO SUBSIDE SLOWER WITH ADVISORY LEVEL SEAS
POTENTIALLY LINGERING INTO WEDNESDAY.


$$

GMZ830-081815-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
448 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY WITH
FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE IN THE EARLY MORNING. DECREASING TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS LATE MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ836-081815-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
448 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ856-081815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
448 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 4
TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO
GALE FORCE THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.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...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ876-081815-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
448 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 6
TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-081815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
448 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS
12 TO 16 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO
GALE FORCE. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ873-081815-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
448 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS QUICKLY BECOMING WEST 25
TO 30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9
FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO
GALE FORCE. 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7
FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ850-081815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
448 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4
TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY 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.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-081815-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
448 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS QUICKLY INCREASING TO AROUND
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO
GALE FORCE. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
10 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

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