Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
946 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

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.

GMZ700-162100-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
946 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.SYNOPSIS...OFFSHORE WINDS AND SEAS WILL REMAIN MAY LINGER AT
ADVISORY LEVELS THROUGH MID-AFTERNOON...BEFORE CONDITIONS SUBSIDE
TO CAUTIONARY LEVELS. EXPECT MODEST EASTERLY WINDS TO AT LEAST
KEEP CONDITIONS AT CAUTIONARY LEVELS THROUGH THURSDAY...BEFORE
ADVISORY CONDITIONS RETURN AHEAD OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE
GULF FRIDAY...POSSIBLY LASTING THROUGH SATURDAY. THEREAFTER...WINDS
AND SEAS WILL EVENTUALLY FALL TO BELOW HEADLINE CONDITIONS.

$$

GMZ750-755-770-775-162100-
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-
946 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AFTER 2 PM EDT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SEAS HIGHEST OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS
FROM EAST TO WEST THROUGH THE NIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET OCCASIONALLY
UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP
TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY
BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 6 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP IN THE LATE
EVENING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ730-765-162100-
APALACHEE BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
946 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS IN APALACHEE BAY 2 TO 3 FEET...ELSEWHERE 4 TO 6
FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET ALL
AREAS BY LATE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY
IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP BECOMING SMOOTH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

HARRIGAN/GOULD






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