Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
323 AM EDT TUE MAR 28 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.

GMZ700-281430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
323 AM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...LIGHT ONSHORE WINDS AND LOW SEAS WILL PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING. WINDS AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THURSDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY AHEAD OF THIS FRONT THURSDAY NIGHT AND
FRIDAY...FOLLOWED BY FAIR WEATHER AND LOWER WINDS AND SEAS NEXT
WEEKEND.

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-281430-
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-
323 AM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING 10 KNOTS AND GUSTY
NEAR THE COAST THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH...BECOMING A LIGHT
CHOP THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING VARIABLE LESS
THAN 10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN
LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 15 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
ONSHORE 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.

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