Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
425 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 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.

GMZ700-311430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
425 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
WINDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON IN THE WAKE OF A COLD
FRONTAL PASSAGE FROM THURSDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL SHARPLY INCREASE
AROUND MIDNIGHT AS A REINFORCING COLD FRONT SURGES ACROSS THE
MARINE AREA. FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THIS
FRONT WITH SUSTAINED WINDS POSSIBLY NEARING GALE FORCE AS WELL.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD NEAR ENOUGH TO THE
MARINE AREA TO ELIMINATE THE THREAT FOR GALE FORCE GUSTS...THOUGH
ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
THEN BUILD TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE MARINE AREA STARTING A PERIOD
OF MODERATE EASTERLY FLOW.

$$

GMZ730-750-755-765-311430-
APALACHEE BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
425 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET. BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP
TO 9 FEET OUTSIDE OF APALACHEE BAY. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE...BECOMING 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
IN APALACHEE BAY AND 5 TO 8 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 10 FEET
FURTHER OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS
VERY ROUGH BECOMING ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2
TO 4 FEET IN APALACHEE BAY AND 4 TO 6 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9
FEET FURTHER OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN APALACHEE BAY AND 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET FURTHER OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.

$$

GMZ770-775-311430-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
425 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 30 TO 35
KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET...BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 14 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND AROUND 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE
BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 12
FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 14 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6
TO 8 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO
7 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5
FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GODSEY




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