Winds and seas will remain below exercise caution levels through Wednesday as a cold front moves very slowly from west to east across the coastal waters.
Winds will shift from south to northwest behind the front Wednesday night and Thursday...then increase to advisory levels through Friday.
Forecast as of 2:45 PM EST on January 15, 2013
Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of rain after midnight.
South wind 10 to 15 knots...becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop...becoming smooth in the afternoon. A chance of rain.
Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots...becoming west around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters smooth...increasing to a moderate chop after midnight. A good chance of rain.
Northwest wind 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet...building to 6 to 8 feet in the afternoon. Highest seas offshore. Protected waters rough. A good chance of rain.
North wind 20 to 25 knots becoming around 20 knots late. Seas 6 to 9 feet...highest offshore. Protected waters choppy.
Northeast wind around 20 knots...becoming 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
Saturday Through Sunday
North wind around 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
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