Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1031 AM EDT SAT APR 29 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.

GMZ700-292030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
1031 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A RELATIVELY STRONG DIFFERENCE IN PRESSURE BETWEEN A
RIDGE TO THE EAST AND A LOW TO THE WEST WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE
MARINE AREA THROUGH EARLY MONDAY...WITH SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS
INCREASING TO ADVISORY LEVELS AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY WEST OF
APALACHICOLA. THIS WILL LEAD TO HIGH SEAS AND ABOVE NORMAL TIDES.

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GMZ750-770-292030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1031 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS EXERCISE CAUTION TODAY...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING,
THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS
MOSTLY SMOOTH. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.


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GMZ730-755-765-775-292030-
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-
1031 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

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

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