733  
FZUS52 KTAE 271922  
CWFTAE  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
322 PM EDT WED OCT 27 2021  
 
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.  
 
GMZ700-280830-  
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO OKALOOSA-WALTON COUNTY LINE OUT TO 60 NM  
322 PM EDT WED OCT 27 2021  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
DETERIORATING BOATING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT  
SEVERAL HOURS, AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. A STRONG  
COLD FRONT WITH SOME STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED  
TO PUSH THROUGH OUR FORECAST WATERS TONIGHT AND THROUGH THE  
THURSDAY MORNING. GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS UP TO 40 KNOTS AT TIMES ARE  
EXPECTED POST FRONTAL WITH SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 30 KNOTS WILL  
ELEVATE SEAS UP TO 15 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. GIVEN THESE  
CONDITIONS, A GALE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED TODAY TO REPLACE THE  
GALE WATCH. BEYOND FRIDAY NIGHT, SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS  
ARE EXPECTED TO EXTEND THROUGH SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AS SEAS  
WILL TAKE TIME TO SETTLE AS THE UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM FINALLY LIFTS  
NORTH OF THE REGION DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. CONDITIONS SHOULD  
CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THROUGH SUNDAY AND INTO THE FOLLOWING WORK  
WEEK.  
 

 
 
GMZ730-750-752-755-765-770-772-775-280830-  
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE  
RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM-  
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-  
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 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-  
WATERS FROM SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-  
322 PM EDT WED OCT 27 2021 /222 PM CDT WED OCT 27 2021/  
 
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT /10 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING  
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...  
   
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 25  
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AND  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN THUNDERSTORMS AND SHOWERS  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS IN THE  
AFTERNOON. PROTECTED WATERS VERY ROUGH. THUNDERSTORMS AND SHOWERS  
IN THE MORNING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS 30 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.  
PROTECTED WATERS VERY ROUGH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.  
PROTECTED WATERS ROUGH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN  
THE AFTERNOON.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.  
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO  
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD  
7 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
SUNDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PROTECTED  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
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