Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
346 AM EDT WED APR 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.

GMZ700-261430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
346 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A FRONTAL SYSTEM APPROACHING THE AREA WILL DRIVE
SOUTHERLY WINDS TO INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY, UP TO AROUND 20
KNOTS OVER OUR WESTERN WATERS TONIGHT. WAVE HEIGHTS WILL BUILD TO
4 TO 6 FEET OVERNIGHT AS WELL. WINDS SPEEDS AND SEAS WILL
GRADUALLY LOWER THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT AS THE FRONT PULLS
NORTHEAST. THE FRONT WILL NOT CROSS THE COASTAL WATERS, SO WINDS
WILL REMAIN SOUTHERLY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ADVISORY CONDITIONS
APPEAR LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY AS ANOTHER FRONT
APPROACHES THE AREA.

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GMZ750-770-261430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
346 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4
TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS
CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ730-755-765-775-261430-
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 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  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
346 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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