Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
931 AM EDT THU MAR 23 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.

GMZ700-232130-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
931 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...EASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 KNOTS BY THIS
AFTERNOON. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED STARTING THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL STAY ELEVATED
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

$$

GMZ770-232130-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
931 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 KNOTS
THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8
FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8
FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ750-755-775-232130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-
WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
931 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

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

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ730-765-232130-
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-
931 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 2 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 2 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 2 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 1 SECOND. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS
SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

MCDERMOTT


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