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Coastal waters forecast for Florida Big Bend and eastern Panhandle
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
731 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

Gulf coastal waters from the mouth of the Suwannee River to Okaloosa-Walton
County Line 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.

GMZ700-200900-
Synopsis for the Suwannee River to Okaloosa-Walton County Line out to 60 nm
731 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.SYNOPSIS...

North to northwesterly winds will increase this evening behind a
cold frontal passage. Small craft advisories are hoisted tonight
for waters from Apalachicola to the Okaloosa Walton county line.
Exercise caution conditions are expected tonight in waters east of
Apalachicola to Suwannee River. Winds will remain moderate to
strong with additional small craft advisories possible this
weekend.

$$

GMZ750-752-770-772-200900-
Coastal waters from Mexico Beach to Okaloosa Walton County Line
FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Mexico Beach to Okaloosa Walton County Line FL from
20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Apalachicola to Mexico Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
731 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northwest winds 15 knots becoming
northeast around 20 knots in the late evening. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Protected waters choppy.
.FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant
period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Dominant period 4 seconds building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional
seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds after midnight.
Protected waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Protected waters choppy. Slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet
with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Protected waters choppy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms through the night.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 9 feet. Protected waters choppy. Showers
likely.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate
chop. Showers likely.
.MONDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected
waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers.
.TUESDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected
waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ730-755-765-775-200900-
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 FL out 20 NM-
Waters from  Suwannee River to Apalachicola FL from 20 to 60 NM-
731 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...West winds 15 knots becoming northeast
15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period
3 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Protected waters choppy.
.SATURDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Protected waters choppy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Protected waters choppy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms after midnight.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Showers likely.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Protected waters a moderate chop. Showers likely.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers.
.TUESDAY...West winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected
waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers.

$$


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