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Beach & Gulf Forecast thru May 10

Winds will increase to advisory levels behind a weak frontal boundary moving through the marine area this afternoon.

These winds will diminish late tonight as the pressure gradient weakens across the marine area.

As an upper level disturbance moves away from the waters on Tuesday, more typical tranquil conditions will return by mid week.

Forecast as of 2:17 PM EDT on May 5, 2013

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-

Tonight
West wind 20 to 25 knots becoming northwest around 10 knots by sunrise. Seas 4 to 5 feet near shore and 5 to 7 feet further offshore...subsiding to 2 to 3 feet near shore and 3 to 5 feet further offshore. Protected waters choppy to rough...becoming a light chop. A chance of rain.

Monday
West wind around 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers.

Monday Night
West wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the evening.

Tuesday
West wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Tuesday Night
West wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop.

Wednesday
West wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.

Wednesday Night
West wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Thursday
Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Thursday Night
Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Friday
South wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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