Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
944 AM EST MON DEC 5 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.

GMZ700-052300-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
944 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT AS LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE NORTHWEST GULF COAST LIFTS
RAPIDLY TO THE NORTH OF THE LOCAL WATERS. CAUTIONARY CONDITIONS
ARE LIKELY AND ADVISORY CONDITIONS CANNOT BE RULED OUT. WINDS AND
SEAS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE ON TUESDAY AS THEY SHIFT TO THE WEST
AND EVENTUALLY NORTHWEST BEHIND A COLD FRONT. A STRONGER COLD
FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE WATERS ON THURSDAY WITH OFFSHORE WINDS
EASILY INCREASING TO ADVISORY LEVELS FROM THURSDAY NIGHT INTO
FRIDAY.

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-052300-
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-
944 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET...EXCEPT 2 TO 3
FEET IN APALACHEE BAY. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS GENERALLY A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 4 FEET NEARSHORE AND 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9
FEET OFFSHORE. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET NEARSHORE AND 6
TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET OFFSHORE. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY.

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