Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
747 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 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.

GMZ700-270830-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
747 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2016

.SYNOPSIS...WITH A SURFACE RIDGE TO OUR NORTH...WINDS WILL
CONTINUE FROM THE EAST AT MODERATE LEVELS DURING THE OVERNIGHT
AND EARLY MORNING HOURS...BUT BECOME LIGHTER...ESPECIALLY AT THE
COAST...DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. BY EARLY
NEXT WEEK THE CONDITIONS WILL DEPEND GREATLY ON THE DEVELOPMENT
AND TRACK OF A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE CURRENTLY APPROACHING SOUTH
FLORIDA...BUT FOR NOW WE ARE FORECASTING NEAR ADVISORY CONDITIONS
BY MID WEEK.


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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-270830-
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-
747 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2016

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY
AFTERNOON...AND AROUND 10 KNOTS NEAR THE COAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY
AFTERNOON...AND AROUND 10 KNOTS NEAR THE COAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO
CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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