Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
526 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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.

GMZ700-261615-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
526 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...

WINDS AND SEAS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT, WITH
EASTERLY WINDS FROM 15 TO 20 KNOTS TODAY BECOMING SOUTHEASTERLY
TONIGHT. WINDS COULD SLIGHTLY EXCEED 20 KNOTS TONIGHT, SO A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED BUT WILL HOLD OFF ON AN ADVISORY FOR
NOW. WINDS WILL DECREASE SLIGHTLY ON MONDAY, AND GENERALLY REMAIN
AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHEAST OR SOUTH THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A
COLD FRONT WILL RESULT IN INCREASING WINDS AND SEAS ON WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-261615-
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH OUT 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-
526 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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