Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
345 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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.

GMZ700-281530-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
345 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT ALONG THE SOUTHERN
PERIPHERY OF AN APPALACHIAN HIGH WILL KEEP WINDS AT ADVISORY
LEVELS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE
WEEK...SEAS WILL HOVER AROUND 2-4 FEET AS WINDS REMAIN ELEVATED
IN ADVANCE OF THURSDAY MORNING`S FRONTAL PASSAGE. LATE IN THE WEEK
SEAS COULD INCREASE TO ADVISORY LEVELS AGAIN AS WINDS INCREASE
BEHIND A COLD FRONT THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

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GMZ750-755-770-775-281530-
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-
345 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET NEAR
SHORE AND 4 TO 6 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET WELL OFFSHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH BECOMING CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET NEAR SHORE
AND 3 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET WELL OFFSHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET NEAR SHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET FURTHER OFFSHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ730-765-281530-
APALACHEE BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
345 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.  A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS...BECOMING 10 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 2 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP
BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 2 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
LATE EVENING. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. DOMINANT PERIOD 2 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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