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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1020 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

GULF COASTAL WATERS FROM THE MOUTH OF THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN
OUT TO 60 NM.

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.

GMZ700-271000-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
1020 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE MOVING EASTWARD THROUGH THE
MIDWESTERN STATES WILL KEEP THE GRADIENT TIGHT AND WINDS ELEVATED
THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEKEND. EXPECT TO SEE CONDITIONS REACH
CAUTIONARY LEVELS TONIGHT BEFORE RISING TO NEAR OR ABOVE SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY LEVELS BEGINNING FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY.
CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE FOR SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE
AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WEAKENS. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE LATEST
WINDS AND SEAS DID NOT QUITE SUPPORT AN ADVISORY OVER THE WESTERN
LEGS TONIGHT...SO THE HEADLINE WAS DOWNGRADED TO CAUTIONARY ACROSS
THE BOARD.

$$

GMZ750-770-271000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1020 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET OCCASIONALLY
UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ730-755-765-775-271000-
APALACHEE BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1020 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET OCCASIONALLY
UP TO 6 FEET. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET IN APALACHEE BAY. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET OCCASIONALLY
UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH
BECOMING CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

CAMP/GOULD





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