Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
228 AM EST FRI JAN 20 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.

GMZ700-202015-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
228 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
AS THE NEXT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ARRIVES SUNDAY, WINDS AHEAD OF THIS
SYSTEM WILL INCREASE IN RESPONSE. CAUTIONARY WINDS WILL DEVELOP
TONIGHT WITH ADVISORY WINDS BY EARLY SATURDAY. AS THE COLD FRONT
MOVES THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY, A FURTHER INCREASE IN WINDS
ARE POSSIBLE. GALE FORCE GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY THROUGH
MONDAY. SEAS WILL CLIMB TO NEAR 15 FEET IN RESPONSE TO THESE STRONG
WINDS ACROSS THE FAR OFFSHORE WATERS. WINDS WILL FALL BELOW ADVISORY
LEVEL BY TUESDAY MORNING.

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-202015-
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM-
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 OUT 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-
228 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH
THE NIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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