Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
427 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

GULF COASTAL WATERS DESTIN TO PASCAGOULA OUT 60 NM

SEAS ARE GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES.  INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.  WINDS AND SEAS WILL
BE HIGHER IN AND AROUND THUNDERSTORMS.

GMZ600-182230-
SYNOPSIS FOR DESTIN FL TO PASCAGOULA MS OUT 60 NM INCLUDING
MOBILE BAY-
427 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS...DENSE FOG WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEAR SHORE GULF WATERS
AND AREA BAYS THIS MORNING AND AFTER DISSIPATING SOMEWHAT DURING THE
DAY REDEVELOP TONIGHT. A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE OVER THE MARINE AREA
WILL BEGIN TO BREAK DOWN TODAY AS A COLD FRONT DEVELOPS TO THE WEST.
THIS COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT AND MOVE
EAST ACROSS THE WATERS ON THURSDAY. THIS FRONT WILL STALL ACROSS THE
AREA ON FRIDAY...AND THEN A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM
THE WEST ON SATURDAY AND MAKE A PASSAGE ACROSS THE MARINE AREA LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THESE FRONTS WILL BRING AN INCREASED
COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE COASTAL WATERS LATE WEEK
AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A LIGHT TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL
GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGH LATE WEEK...BECOMING STRONG ON SATURDAY AS
THE SECOND FRONT APPROACHES AND THEN INCREASING FURTHER AND SHIFTING
MORE WESTERLY ON SUNDAY. RESULTANT SEAS BUILDING LATE WEEK THROUGH
THE WEEKEND...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED.

$$

GMZ630-182230-
NORTHERN MOBILE BAY-
427 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WINDS LIGHT. SMOOTH. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS. SMOOTH BECOMING SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 8 TO
13 KNOTS. SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A
LIGHT CHOP BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING. SHOWERS. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS. SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS. SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CHOPPY TO ROUGH. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ631-182230-
SOUTHERN MOBILE BAY-
427 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WINDS LIGHT BECOMING SOUTHEAST 3 TO 8 KNOTS. SMOOTH. AREAS
OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. SMOOTH TO
A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 8 TO
13 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING. SHOWERS. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CHOPPY TO ROUGH. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 18 TO 23 KNOTS. ROUGH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ632-182230-
MISSISSIPPI SOUND-
427 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WINDS LIGHT BECOMING SOUTHEAST 3 TO 8 KNOTS. SMOOTH. AREAS
OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. SMOOTH TO
A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 8 TO
13 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 3 TO 8 KNOTS.
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 8 TO
13 KNOTS. SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 18 TO 23 KNOTS. CHOPPY TO ROUGH. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ633-182230-
PERDIDO BAY-
427 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WINDS LIGHT. SMOOTH. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS LIGHT BECOMING SOUTHEAST 3 TO 8 KNOTS. SMOOTH
BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 8 TO
13 KNOTS. SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 8 TO
13 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING. SHOWERS. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CHOPPY TO ROUGH. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ634-182230-
PENSACOLA BAY SYSTEM-
427 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WINDS LIGHT. SMOOTH. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS LIGHT BECOMING SOUTHEAST 3 TO 8 KNOTS. SMOOTH
BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 8 TO
13 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING. SHOWERS. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CHOPPY TO ROUGH. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CHOPPY TO ROUGH. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ635-182230-
CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY-
427 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WINDS LIGHT. SMOOTH. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS LIGHT BECOMING SOUTHEAST 3 TO 8 KNOTS. SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 8 TO
13 KNOTS. SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A
LIGHT CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS. CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP BECOMING
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS. SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CHOPPY TO ROUGH. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ650-655-182230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL OUT 20 NM-
427 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS INCREASING TO 8 TO 13 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS INCREASING TO 13 TO 18 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS. CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 8 TO
13 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 9 FEET. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 11 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ670-675-182230-
WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
427 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 3 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 8 TO
13 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
13 TO 18 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
SHOWERS. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 18 TO 23 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 11 FEET. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$



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