Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
430 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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 SEAS...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE
AVERAGE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE SEAS.

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SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
430 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.SYNOPSIS...MODERATE WESTERLY WINDS AT CAUTIONARY LEVELS ARE
EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH THE EVENING ACROSS THE WESTERN WATERS
TODAY. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO OFFSHORE AND APPROACH ADVISORY LEVELS
OVERNIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD NEAR THE MARINE AREA BY
SATURDAY EVENING...RESULTING IN LIGHTER WINDS. ANOTHER INCREASE IN
WINDS IS EXPECTED BY MONDAY AHEAD OF THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM.

$$

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COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
430 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9
FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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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-
430 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GODSEY



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