Coastal Waters Forecast
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CWFTAE

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
331 PM EDT THU APR 17 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.

GMZ700-180230-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
331 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS...ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
EVENING. LATE TONIGHT A STRONG SURFACE LOW WILL DEVELOP NEAR OUR
WATERS AND MAY BRING GALE CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY FOR WATERS
WEST OF APALACHICOLA. TO THE EAST...ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL
LIKELY PREVAIL THROUGH THE PASSAGE OF THE LOW PRESSURE. THE
POSSIBLE GALE CONDITIONS WILL SUBSIDE BY FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH
ADVISORY CONDITIONS DIMINISHING BY SATURDAY EVENING.

$$

GMZ750-770-180230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
331 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT FRIDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS BUILDING
TO 6 TO 8 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH IN THE
LATE EVENING. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING. RAIN AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST THEN ONSHORE WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING
NORTH BEHIND AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS
TO GALE FORCE POSSIBLE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 11
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH TO VERY
ROUGH. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND DECREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6
TO 8 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP IN THE LATE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP BECOMING SMOOTH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP IN THE LATE EVENING.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE LATE
MORNING. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ755-775-180230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-
WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
331 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE LATE EVENING. HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6
TO 8 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET..DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN BECOMING LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WIND BECOMING ONSHORE...AROUND 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. RAIN AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET OCCASIONALLY
UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY
BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP IN THE LATE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. PROTECTED WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ730-765-180230-
APALACHEE BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
331 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS BECOMING
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE TONIGHT . SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO
5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY
BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP LATE TONIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
BECOMING LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. RAIN
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST LATE IN
THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP IN THE LATE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP BECOMING SMOOTH
IN THE LATE EVENING.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 2 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. PROTECTED WATERS
SMOOTH INCREASING TO A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON.

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