Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
846 PM EST SAT FEB 25 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.

GMZ700-260945-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
846 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTH TONIGHT AT 15 TO 20
KNOTS. WHILE THE DIRECTION WILL CHANGE AS WE HEAD INTO THE NEXT
WEEK...WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE AROUND 15 KNOTS OR GREATER THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...WHICH WILL BUILD SEAS UP TO 3 TO 5 FEET BY
SUNDAY NIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL LOWER MONDAY...BUT ARE EXPECTED
TO RAMP UP AGAIN WEDNESDAY EVENING AS OUR NEXT COLD FRONT
APPROACHES.

$$

GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-260945-
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-
846 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET OFFSHORE LATE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

FOURNIER/MOORE


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