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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
946 AM EST FRI FEB 27 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.

GMZ700-272230-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
946 AM EST FRI FEB 27 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
ADVISORY LEVELS TONIGHT AND REMAIN AT THESE LEVELS THROUGH EARLY
SUNDAY. CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONTINUING
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WEAKENS.

$$

GMZ750-770-272230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
946 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS...THEN INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS LATE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP
TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...
BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.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 SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY
UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

GMZ730-755-765-775-272230-
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-
946 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20
KNOTS LATE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN 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 RAIN.
.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 SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE EARLY MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH...INCREASING TO A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

MCDERMOTT





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