Beach & Gulf Forecast thru May 15

Aside from the increased rain chances, weekend boaters will be treated to low winds and seas .

This will change Sunday night as a rather strong area of high pressure builds across the southeast U.S. behind a cold front...causing winds to increase to 15 to 20 kt.

These offshore winds may remain at exercise caution levels through Tuesday morning.

Forecast as of 3:40 am EDT on May 11, 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
South wind 5 to 10 knots...becoming southwest around 10 knots in Apalachee Bay this afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth...becoming a light chop in Apalachee Bay this afternoon. Wind and seas higher near scattered thunderstorms.

Tonight
Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots...becoming west late. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

Sunday Night
Northwest wind around 10 knots...becoming north 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet...building to 2 to 4 feet after midnight. Protected waters smooth...becoming choppy after midnight.

Monday
North wind 15 to 20 knots...becoming 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet offshore...2 to 3 feet near shore. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Monday Night
North wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday
Northeast wind around 15 knots...becoming 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet...subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop...becoming smooth.

Tuesday Night
East wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.

Wednesday
South wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop.


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