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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
337 AM EST WED JAN 18 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.

GMZ700-181530-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
337 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS...

WINDS WILL BE LIGHT FROM THE SOUTHEAST TODAY WITH WINDS AND SEAS
INCREASING ON THURSDAY AS A FRONT APPROACHES. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORM
CHANCES WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH
MULTIPLE DISTURBANCES AFFECTING THE MARINE AREA. A STRONG COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE MARINE AREA SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE EXPECTED AND SEAS IN EXCESS OF 10
FEET. SOME THUNDERSTORMS COULD ALSO BE STRONG TO SEVERE,
ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY.

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GMZ750-755-770-775-181530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
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-
337 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BECOMING
LIKELY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING
TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 13 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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GMZ730-765-181530-
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH OUT 20 NM-
337 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE EVENING
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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