Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
323 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 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.

GMZ700-040830-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
323 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS...UNDER AN EASTERLY FLOW REGIME...EXPECT CAUTIONARY
LEVEL NOCTURNAL SURGES TO SPREAD FROM EAST TO WEST ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST GULF EACH NIGHT. THE ENHANCED WINDS SHOULD GRADUALLY
WEAKEN BELOW CAUTIONARY LEVELS TO THE WEST OF APALACHICOLA EACH
AFTERNOON. THIS PATTERN WILL LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-040830-
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 APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
323 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

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

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
LATE. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET
WELL OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A
CHOPPY BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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