Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
344 AM EDT FRI MAR 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.

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SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
344 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...

STRONG EASTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5PM EDT FOR MOST OF
THE COASTAL WATERS. WINDS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
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-
344 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE LATE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 9 FEET BECOMING 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE LATE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET DECREASING TO 3 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT 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  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH OUT 20 NM-
344 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
PROTECTED WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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MCDERMOTT



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