Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
830 PM EST THU FEB 23 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.

GMZ700-241415-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
830 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
WINDS WILL DIMINISH ACROSS THE MARINE AREA THIS EVENING AND REMAIN
LIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL INCREASE TO CAUTIONARY
LEVELS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND REMAIN STRONG THROUGH THE DAY
BEHIND A DRY COLD FRONT. THERE`S A POSSIBILITY OF A BRIEF PERIOD OF
ADVISORY CONDITIONS ON SATURDAY NIGHT...BEFORE WINDS DECREASE ON
SUNDAY. HOWEVER...CONDITIONS WILL RAPIDLY DETERIORATE SUNDAY
EVENING AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT TIGHTENS BETWEEN A STORM SYSTEM
OVER THE WESTERN GULF AND HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE ATLANTIC. ANOTHER
PERIOD OF ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS ARE POSSIBLE FROM SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY AFTERNOON.

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-241415-
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-
830 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...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.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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