Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1006 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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.

GMZ700-251030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
1006 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES EAST OF THE WATERS...WESTERLY
WINDS WILL START OUT AT ADVISORY LEVELS...BUT THEN DROP TO
CAUTIONARY OVERNIGHT AS THEY VEER TO THE NORTHWEST. SEAS WILL NOT
DROP BELOW ADVISORY THRESHOLDS UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING. AS HIGH
PRESSURE BUILD NORTH OF THE WATERS...WINDS WILL BECOME LIGHT TO
MODERATE OUT OF THE EAST FROM THURSDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. A COLD
FRONT WILL CROSS THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY OVER THE WEEKEND AS A WARM
FRONT LIFTS NORTH ACROSS THE LOCAL WATERS. THIS WILL VEER WINDS TO
ONSHORE FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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GMZ750-770-251030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1006 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP
TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP BECOMING SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10
TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5
FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.


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GMZ730-755-765-775-251030-
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-
1006 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY EARLY IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS IN APALACHEE BAY 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
2 FEET. OTHERWISE...SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP
BECOMING SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET...EXCEPT 1
TO 2 FEET IN APALACHEE BAY. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP BECOMING SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATER A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.


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MCDERMOTT





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