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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
940 AM EDT THU MAR 30 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.

GMZ700-310215-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
940 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
WINDS WILL BE LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM THE SOUTH TODAY POSSIBLY
INCREASING TO ADVISORY LEVELS TONIGHT AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES
THE LOCAL WATERS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE BEHIND THE FRONT
FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A STRONGER SYSTEM MAY MOVE INTO OUR
AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK...WITH ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS POSSIBLE
ACROSS OUR MARINE AREAS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-310215-
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-
940 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10
KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 35 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS
CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

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