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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1032 AM EST TUE MAR 3 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.

GMZ700-032200-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
1032 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS...FROM TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THE PRIMARY
WEATHER HAZARD OVER THE NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO WILL BE FOG. SOME
OF THE FOG COULD BE DENSE IN SPOTS...ESPECIALLY TO THE WEST OF
APALACHICOLA FOR THE REST OF TODAY. THIS IS LIKELY TO BE AN
EXTENDED FOGGY PERIOD...SO BRIEF VISIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS MAY BE
FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL FOG. ON THURSDAY...A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH
THROUGH THE AREA BRINGING A CHANCE FOR SOME SHOWERS AND STORMS AND
SHIFTING WINDS TO THE NORTH. WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT SHOULD ALSO
INCREASE TO ADVISORY LEVELS.


$$

GMZ730-755-765-775-032200-
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-
1032 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
PATCHY FOG DECREASING THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS
OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. AREAS OF FOG...MAINLY EAST OF APALACHICOLA. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON WEST OF APALACHICOLA.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FEET IN APALACHEE BAY.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. AREAS OF FOG EAST OF APALACHICOLA. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WEST OF APALACHICOLA.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
20 KNOTS BEHIND A COLD FRONT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FEET IN APALACHEE BAY.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP
INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS OFFSHORE 5 TO 7 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET. SEAS NEARSHORE 3 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH BECOMING CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS OFFSHORE 4 TO 6 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET. SEAS NEARSHORE 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS OFFSHORE 3 TO 5 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET. SEAS NEARSHORE 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS OFFSHORE 2 TO 3
FEET. SEAS NEARSHORE 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

GMZ750-770-032200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1032 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...A DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
WIDESPREAD FOG THROUGH THE DAY...DENSE IN SOME AREAS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS
OF FOG.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. AREAS OF FOG...MAINLY EAST OF APALACHICOLA. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON WEST OF APALACHICOLA.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FEET IN APALACHEE BAY.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. AREAS OF FOG EAST OF APALACHICOLA. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WEST OF APALACHICOLA.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
20 KNOTS BEHIND A COLD FRONT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FEET IN APALACHEE BAY.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP
INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS OFFSHORE 5 TO 7 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET. SEAS NEARSHORE 3 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH BECOMING CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS OFFSHORE 4 TO 6 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET. SEAS NEARSHORE 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS OFFSHORE 3 TO 5 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET. SEAS NEARSHORE 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS OFFSHORE 2 TO 3
FEET. SEAS NEARSHORE 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

LAMERS/GOULD





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