Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
917 PM EDT WED MAY 24 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.

GMZ700-250830-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
917 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS CONTINUE ACROSS THE
MARINE AREA AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE NIGHT. WATERS EAST OF
APALACHICOLA MAY SEA WIND GUSTS TO GALE FORCE AT TIMES, GENERALLY
IN THE VICINITY OF THUNDERSTORMS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DROP BELOW
ADVISORY CRITERIA THURSDAY MORNING, BUT REMAIN AT CAUTIONARY
LEVELS THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY. THE DOWNWARD TREND IN WINDS AND
SEAS WILL THEN CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE
ONSHORE WINDS EXPECTED FROM FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

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GMZ750-770-250830-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
917 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ730-755-765-775-250830-
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 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  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
917 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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