Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
903 PM EST FRI FEB 12 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.

GMZ700-131200-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
903 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.SYNOPSIS...WINDS ARE AT CAUTIONARY LEVELS ACROSS THE MARINE AREA
THIS AFTERNOON BUT WILL INCREASE TO ADVISORY LEVELS LATE TONIGHT
INTO SATURDAY MORNING ACROSS THE OFFSHORE WESTERN ZONE. A WAVE
WILL MOVE THROUGH MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT AND BRING BACK ADVISORY
LEVELS WINDS. BEHIND THIS, HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FOR MID
WEEK AND THE WINDS WILL WEAKEN.

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GMZ770-131200-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
903 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ730-750-755-765-775-131200-
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  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
903 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS AND CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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HARRIGAN/FIEUX


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