Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
235 AM EST SAT JAN 21 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.

GMZ700-212030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
235 AM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS...

SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS FROM WEST TO
EAST TODAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES HAVE BEEN HOISTED ACROSS ALL
COASTAL WATERS. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH SUNDAY WITH A FEW STORMS POSSIBLY BECOMING SEVERE. A COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT WITH WINDS BECOMING WESTERLY
TO NORTHWESTERLY WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF GALE FORCE GUSTS SUNDAY
NIGHT AND MONDAY. WINDS WILL DECREASE BEGINNING TUESDAY WITH SEAS
DIMINISHING AS A RESULT.

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GMZ730-755-765-775-212030-
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-
235 AM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH 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 AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS BUILDING TO 6 TO
9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ750-770-212030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
235 AM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS BUILDING
TO 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 15 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 19 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS VERY ROUGH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 13 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 17 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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