Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
314 AM EST SUN JAN 22 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.

GMZ700-222115-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
314 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...

A GALE WARNING HAS BEEN HOISTED FOR ALL COASTAL WATER ZONES
BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MIDDAY MORNING. CONDITIONS WILL
CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE AS WINDS INCREASE IN RESPONSE TO
DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES.
CONDITIONS APPEAR TO IMPROVE BEGINNING TUESDAY.

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-222115-
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-
314 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 13 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.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS. SEAS 8
TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS IN THE
MORNING. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 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. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS 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.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
CHANCE OF RAIN.

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