Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1103 PM EST SAT DEC 20 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.

GMZ700-211045-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
1107 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...CAUTIONARY WINDS AND SEAS TONIGHT WILL TRANSITION
TOMORROW TO LIGHT TO MODERATE EASTERLY FLOW AND CONTINUE THROUGH
THE WEEKEND. WINDS WILL THEN VEER TO ONSHORE EARLY NEXT WORK WEEK AS
A WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTH OF THE WATERS. THESE WINDS COULD REACH
CAUTIONARY LEVELS AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT ON TUESDAY AND POSSIBLY
ADVISORY LEVELS TUESDAY NIGHT. STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS WILL PRECEDE
THE FRONT WHICH WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE WATERS ON WEDNESDAY. SOLID
ADVISORY LEVEL WESTERLY WINDS WILL ARRIVE IN ITS WAKE AND WE COULD
EVEN SEE SOME GALE FORCE GUSTS. WINDS WILL VEER TO THE NORTHWEST AND
SUBSIDE BELOW HEADLINE CRITERIA BY THURSDAY MORNING.

$$

GMZ750-770-211045-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1107 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET FURTHER OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 3
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET WELL OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME STORMS COULD BE SEVERE LATE.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME STORMS COULD BE SEVERE.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20
TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8
FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS
CHOPPY INCREASING TO ROUGH. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WIND AROUND 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 14 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 13 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET OCCASIONALLY
UP TO 8 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP BECOMING
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ730-755-765-775-211045-
APALACHEE BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1107 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP BECOMING SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY
UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME STORMS COULD BE SEVERE.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO
9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET NEARSHORE
AND 7 TO 10 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 13 FEET OFFSHORE. PROTECTED
WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET NEARSHORE AND 7 TO 10 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 13 FEET OFFSHORE. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH
BECOMING CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 6 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4
TO 5 FEET OFFSHORE. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP BECOMING
SMOOTH.

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