Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
922 AM EDT TUE MAY 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.

GMZ700-240215-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
922 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...WINDS WILL INCREASE QUICKLY TODAY TO ADVISORY LEVELS
BY AFTERNOON. THOUGH A BRIEF RESPITE FROM THESE CONDITIONS IS
POSSIBLE AFTER MIDNIGHT, WINDS WILL RAPIDLY INCREASE BEFORE
DAYBREAK WEDNESDAY TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS AND PERSIST THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON WHEN A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MARINE AREA.
WINDS WILL THEN BEGIN TO DECREASE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND DROP BELOW
ADVISORY LEVELS ON THURSDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL FURTHER SUBSIDE BY
FRIDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS NEAR THE MARINE AREA.

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-240215-
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-
922 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. PROTECTED WATERS
ROUGH. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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