High winds and seas...including frequent gale force gusts...have been occurring today as a low pressure system intensifies in north Georgia.
Winds and seas will gradually begin to subside late tonight and Friday...but advisory conditions may persist into Friday evening.
Light to moderate north to northeast winds are expected this weekend.
Forecast as of 2:58 PM EST on January 17, 2013
Gale Warning in effect until 1 am EST Friday
Small Craft Advisory in effect from 1 am EST Friday through Friday evening
Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River To Apalachicola Fl Out To
Coastal Waters From Suwannee River To Keaton Beach Fl Out 20 Nm-
Northwest wind 25 to 30 knots...gusting to 34 knots. Winds becoming north 20 to 25 knots late. Seas 7 to 10 feet...subsiding to 5 to 7 feet after midnight. Protected waters very rough...becoming choppy late.
Northeast wind around 20 knots...becoming 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet...subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy.
Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots...becoming 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop...becoming smooth.
Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.
North wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters smooth.
North wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.
Northwest wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop.
North wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
North wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
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