Strong northwest winds...with frequent higher gusts ...will begin to gradually subside during the day.
However...advisory conditions are expected to continue through tonight.
Winds and seas will diminish Saturday and Sunday before beginning to increase again early next week ahead of the next storm system.
Forecast as of 4:28 am EST on December 21, 2012
Small Craft Advisory in effect through late tonight
Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-
Small Craft Advisory in effect until 4 am EST Saturday...
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a Small
Craft Advisory... which is in effect until 4 am EST Saturday. A
Peak winds: northwest around 25 knots...
Peak seas: 9 to 12 feet offshore... 7 to 9 feet nearshore.
A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots...
and/or seas 7 feet or higher... are expected to produce hazardous
wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.
Northwest wind around 25 knots with frequent gusts to gale force early this morning...becoming around 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 9 to 12 feet offshore and 6 to 8 feet nearshore...subsiding to 6 to 8 feet offshore and 4 to 6 feet nearshore in the afternoon. Protected waters very rough becoming choppy.
North wind around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters choppy.
North wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming smooth.
Northeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth.
Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop.
South wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots late. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain after midnight.
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain in the morning...then a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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