669  
FZUS52 KTAE 230756  
CWFTAE  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
256 AM EST FRI FEB 23 2024  
 
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.  
 
GMZ700-232015-  
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO OKALOOSA-WALTON COUNTY LINE  
OUT TO 60 NM  
256 AM EST FRI FEB 23 2024  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
A COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO PUSH ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY WITH  
CAUTIONARY CONDITIONS PREVAILING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. A FEW  
SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE FRONT  
TODAY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE LATER THIS WEEKEND AND INTO  
NEXT WEEK WITH HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AREA. THE NEXT SYSTEM WILL  
APPROACH THE AREA MID TO LATE WEEK NEXT WEEK.  
 

 
 
GMZ730-750-752-755-765-770-772-775-232015-  
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-  
256 AM EST FRI FEB 23 2024 /156 AM CST FRI FEB 23 2024/  
   
..SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION
 
 
   
TODAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS, BECOMING WEST LATE. SEAS  
3 TO 5 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS  
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
EARLY THIS MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.    
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH  
A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH  
A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS, BECOMING NORTH  
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A DOMINANT  
PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.    
SUNDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS, BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO  
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A DOMINANT  
PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET  
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 5 SECONDS IN THE EVENING, THEN 1 FOOT  
OR LESS. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS,  
THEN AROUND 2 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 3 SECONDS IN THE  
AFTERNOON. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH  
A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 3 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.   
TUESDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A  
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET  
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE  
CHOP.  
 
WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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