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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1012 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

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.

GMZ700-230315-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
1012 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
LIGHT NORTH WINDS OVER 1 TO 2 FOOT SEAS TODAY. A TIGHTENING
PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN AN EASTERN ATLANTIC HIGH AND LOWER
WESTERN GULF PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN WEEKEND WINDS AND INCREASE
SEA HEIGHT...SURF...AND SWELL. CAUTION LEVEL WINDS SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY AS WINDS VEER FROM EAST SATURDAY TO MORE SOUTHEAST SUNDAY.
SEA HEIGHTS WILL INCREASE TO 1 TO 3 FEET SATURDAY TO 2 TO 4
SUNDAY. SLIGHTLY HIGHER SURF BY SUNDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS
THE FETCH TURNS MORE ONSHORE. THIS FETCH WILL ALSO PUSH IN A
HIGHER SWELL...AVERAGE 5 TO 6 SECOND PERIODS BY SUNDAY.

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GMZ750-770-230315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1012 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 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.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 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.

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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-
1012 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
DOMINANT PERIOD 2 SECONDS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 2 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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