Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
917 PM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

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 SEAS...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE
AVERAGE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE SEAS.

GMZ700-030930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
917 PM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS...EASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
TONIGHT AND REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH THE WEEKEND...YIELDING SEAS OF
5 TO 7 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OFFSHORE. AS A RESULT...A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. CHOPPY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO
NEXT WEEK. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

$$

GMZ750-755-770-775-030930-
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-
917 PM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST SATURDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. PROTECTED WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN
LIKELY AND CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
CHANCE OF RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ730-765-030930-
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-
917 PM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 2 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 2 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
DOMINANT PERIOD 2 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
DOMINANT PERIOD 2 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.

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FOURNIER/PULLIN


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