Beach & Gulf Forecast thru Jul 22

Easterly winds today will gradually veer to the south by Friday...the southwest by Saturday...and the west by Monday as a weak low shifts northwest through the Gulf of Mexico.

The winds should be mostly in the 10 to 15 knot range...with seas 2 to 3 feet eventually subsiding to 1 to 2 feet later in the weekend.

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible...especially late in the overnight periods and in the morning hours.

Showers and storms will be most numerous Friday and Saturday.

Forecast as of 2:46 am EDT on July 18, 2013

Apalachee Bay-
Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin 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 Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-
Waters From Suwannee River To Apalachicola Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-

Today
East wind 10 to 15 knots...becoming onshore in the afternoon near the coast. Seas 2 to 3 feet...except 1 to 2 feet in Apalachee Bay. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tonight
Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet...except 1 to 2 feet in Apalachee Bay. Protected waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Friday
Southeast wind around 10 knots becoming south 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Friday Night
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday
South wind 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday Night And Sunday
Southwest wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday Night And Monday
West wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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