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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
257 PM EST FRI FEB 5 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.

GMZ800-060545-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
257 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...WINDS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS
TONIGHT OVER THE COASTAL WATERS...HOWEVER HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL
PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE NIGHT. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL
DEVELOP OFF THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA SATURDAY NIGHT AND WILL MOVE
RAPIDLY NORTHEAST OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC ON SUNDAY. WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO INCREASE BACK ABOVE ADVISORY LEVELS IN THE WAKE OF
THIS SYSTEM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...WITH WINDS AND SEAS
SUBSIDING LATE SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS ON MONDAY...HOWEVER VERY LITTLE SHOWER
ACTIVITY IF ANY WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COLD FRONT. WINDS
AGAIN WILL LIKELY INCREASE ABOVE ADVISORY LEVELS LATE MONDAY AND
PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY.


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GMZ830-060545-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
257 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 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 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ836-060545-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
257 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ856-060545-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
257 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ876-060545-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
257 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

$$

GMZ853-060545-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
257 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 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 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-060545-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
257 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.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. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

$$

GMZ850-060545-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
257 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 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 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-060545-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
257 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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