Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
427 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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 SEAS...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE
AVERAGE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE SEAS.

GMZ700-100400-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
427 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING WITH
GALE FORCE GUSTS EXPECTED. WINDS WILL THEN BEGIN TO SLOWLY
SUBSIDE...BUT SHOULD REMAIN ABOVE 20 KNOTS INTO AT LEAST WEDNESDAY
MORNING. AFTER THAT...A RELATIVE LULL IN THE WINDS AND SEAS IS
EXPECTED UNTIL WINDS INCREASE AGAIN AROUND A COLD FRONT PASSAGE
LATE FRIDAY AND INTO SATURDAY.

$$

GMZ750-755-770-775-100400-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
427 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO 25 KNOTS
LATE. FREQUENT GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 KNOTS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND
10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH BECOMING A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ730-765-100400-
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH OUT 20 NM-
427 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO 25
KNOTS. FREQUENT GUSTS TO AROUND 35 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 4
TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 FEET OR LESS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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