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Severe weather continues to be forecast for much of the weekend across the southern U.S.

Severe weather is possible on Saturday from southwest Texas to the central Gulf Coast. Primary threats are damaging wind gusts and a tornado or two. On Sunday, a similar risk exists from the western Gulf Coast states across the Southeast to the coastal Carolinas.
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Last Update: 1019 AM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

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Coastal waters from Apalachicola to Destin FL out 20 NM

Marine Zone Forecast

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVES.

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
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...A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

  • SynopsisA STRONG AUTUMN LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL QUICKLY TAKE SHAPE THIS WEEKEND OVER THE INTERIOR SOUTHERN UNITED STATES. THIS WILL LEAD TO AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF WINDY CONDITIONS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS. EASTERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED OVER MOST OF THE WATERS THROUGH THIS EVENING...BEFORE THE WINDS VEER TO THE SOUTH LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. GALE FORCE GUSTS ARE EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF THE COASTAL WATERS FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY. RAIN WILL BUILD IN LATER TODAY AND LAST INTO TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL STORMS ARE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY AND THOSE STORMS COULD BE SEVERE. THE WINDS SHOULD DIMINISH SUNDAY NIGHT...WITH LINGERING SHOWERS POSSIBLE EARLY NEXT WEEK.
  • This Afternoon East wind around 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet occasionally up to 10 feet...highest offshore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters choppy to rough. A chance of rain...then rain and a chance of thunderstorms later in the afternoon.
  • Tonight Southeast wind 20 to 25 knots. Gale force gusts after midnight. Seas 7 to 9 feet occasionally up to 11 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters rough. Rain and a chance of thunderstorms.
  • Sunday South wind 20 to 25 knots. Gale force gusts. Seas 6 to 8 feet...building to 8 to 10 feet occasionally up to 13 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters rough. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms may be severe.
  • Sunday Night Southwest wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 7 to 9 feet occasionally up to 11 feet...subsiding to 5 to 7 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
  • Monday Southwest wind around 15 knots becoming west around 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
  • Monday Night Northwest wind around 10 knots becoming north around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers.
  • Tuesday And Tuesday Night North wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy. A chance of showers.
  • Wednesday North wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet...subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Apalachicola to Destin FL out 20 NM
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