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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
949 AM EST SAT FEB 13 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.

GMZ800-132230-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
949 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE
WATERS TODAY...PASSING SOUTH OF BONITA BEACH BY MID-DAY. WINDS
WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTH BEHIND THIS FRONT REACHING CAUTIONARY
LEVELS AT TIMES...OUTSIDE OF THE BAYS AND HARBORS. HIGH PRESSURE
MOVING NORTH OF THE REGION TONIGHT WILL SHIFT WINDS TO THE
NORTHEAST...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR A MORE WIDESPREAD PERIOD OF
CAUTIONARY LEVEL WINDS. WINDS SHIFT EAST ON SUNDAY AND DIMINISH
BELOW HEADLINE CRITERIA BY THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THE NEXT COLD
FRONT CROSSES THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO MONDAY NIGHT AND EARLY
TUESDAY. WINDS CURRENTLY ARE NOT EXPECTED TO REACH HEADLINE
CRITERIA BEHIND THIS FRONT THROUGH THE DAYLIGHT HOURS OF
WEDNESDAY.

$$

GMZ830-132230-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
949 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

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

$$

GMZ836-132230-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
949 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

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

$$

GMZ856-132230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
949 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

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

$$

GMZ876-132230-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
949 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

GMZ853-132230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
949 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3
FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 T0 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ873-132230-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
949 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

$$

GMZ850-132230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
949 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT 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.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ870-132230-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
949 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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