Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
439 PM EDT SAT APR 25 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.

GMZ700-260300-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN OUT TO 60 NM
439 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.SYNOPSIS...WINDS WILL INCREASE TO CAUTIONARY LEVELS TONIGHT AS A
COLD FRONT DRIFTS SOUTH TOWARD THE WATERS. THESE WINDS WILL
REMAIN ELEVATED ACROSS THE EASTERN WATERS INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. THE
FRONT WILL SLIDE SOUTH IN THE WATERS BY MONDAY MORNING BRIEFLY
SWITCHING WINDS TO OFFSHORE. THE FORECAST FROM TUESDAY ONWARD IS
HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AND TRACK OF A GULF LOW
THROUGH THURSDAY. FOR NOW THE FORECAST REFLECTS MODERATE EASTERLY
FLOW ON TUESDAY SWITCHING TO STRONGER NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ON
WEDNESDAY. THIS FORECAST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

$$

GMZ730-750-755-260300-
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-
439 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

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

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT AND THEN NORTH LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

GMZ765-770-775-260300-
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-
439 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

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

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...OCCASIONALLY UP TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT AND THEN NORTH LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

WOOL/HARRIGAN


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