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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KTBW 090224
CWFTBW

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

GMZ800-091030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO SUWANNEE RIVER-
924 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

SYNOPSIS
A POWERFUL COLD FRONT SWEEPS ACROSS THE WATERS TONIGHT
WITH ANOTHER FRONT MOVING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...MAINTAINING
STRONG WINDS AND HIGH SEAS. MARINE CONDITIONS SLOWLY IMPROVE BY
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES INTO THE REGION.
A THIRD STRONG FRONT APPROACHES OVER THE WEEKEND.



GMZ830-091030-
TAMPA BAY WATERS-
924 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

REST OF TONIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. 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 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING
NORTH 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
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

FRIDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

FRIDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.



GMZ836-091030-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
924 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

REST OF TONIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WEDNESDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.



GMZ856-091030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
924 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF TONIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO NEAR
40 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 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 3 TO
5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.



GMZ876-091030-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
924 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF TONIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 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
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.

THURSDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

FRIDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.



GMZ853-091030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
924 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF TONIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO NEAR
40 KNOTS. SEAS 12 TO 16 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 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 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 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 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.



GMZ873-091030-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
924 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF TONIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET BUILDING TO 14 TO 18 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
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.

FRIDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.



GMZ850-091030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
924 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF TONIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
NEAR 40 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS VERY
ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS ROUGH.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.

THURSDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

THURSDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

FRIDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.



GMZ870-091030-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
924 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF TONIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 14 TO 18 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. 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 AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.