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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
536 AM EST SUN DEC 21 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.

GMZ700-211700-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
536 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...CAUTIONARY LEVEL NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL WEAKEN
THROUGH THE DAY TODAY AND REMAIN RATHER LIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.
THEN WINDS WILL TURN SOUTHERLY AS A WARM FRONT MOVES INTO THE
NORTHERN GULF. EXPECT ADVISORY LEVELS WINDS BY TUESDAY AHEAD OF A
COLD FRONT...PERSISTING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN THE WAKE OF THE
FRONT. GUST TO GALE FORCE MAY BE POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL THEN SUBSIDE ONCE AGAIN TO FINISH
THE WEEK.

$$

GMZ750-770-211700-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
536 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AROUND MID MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH. RAIN AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS IN THE
AFTERNOON. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20
TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 9
FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 11 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS 8 TO
10 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 13 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 13
FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH BECOMING CHOPPY LATE.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 9
FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ730-755-765-775-211700-
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-
536 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
RAIN LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP LATE. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 20
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS INCREASING TO
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO
10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS 8 TO
10 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 13 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH.
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AROUND 20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO
13 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY
UP TO 9 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

$$

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