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Coastal waters forecast for Florida Big Bend and eastern Panhandle
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
320 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

Gulf coastal waters from the mouth of the Suwannee River to Okaloosa-Walton
County Line 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.

GMZ700-210330-
Synopsis for the Suwannee River to Okaloosa-Walton County Line out to 60 nm
320 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Wind speeds will increase Monday ahead of a frontal
passage and remain elevated for the next several days in its wake.
Seas will build to 3 to 5 feet over coastal waters west of
Apalachicola Monday night, then will lower to 2 to 4 feet by
Wednesday.

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GMZ750-752-770-772-210330-
Coastal waters from Mexico Beach to Okaloosa Walton County Line
FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Mexico Beach to Okaloosa Walton County Line FL from
20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Apalachicola to Mexico Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
320 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 foot. Dominant period
3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant
period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
.MONDAY...South winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant
period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance
of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest
15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds.
Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Protected waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20
knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Protected waters choppy.

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GMZ730-755-765-775-210330-
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 FL out 20 NM-
Waters from  Suwannee River to Apalachicola FL from 20 to 60 NM-
320 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

.TONIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Dominant
period 2 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant
period 2 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant
period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of
showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west early in
the morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of rain.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Protected waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Protected waters a moderate chop.

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