Beach & Gulf Forecast thru May 17

Behind the dry cold front passage...the pressure gradient will increase and winds will pick up to advisory levels over the coastal waters from west to east overnight.

Waves will increase to around 5 feet further offshore.

Winds will begin to settle down to cautionary levels from north to south through Monday morning through Monday night and after that ...winds and seas will remain below advisory level for the rest of the period.

Forecast as of 2:50 PM EDT on May 12, 2013

Small craft operators should exercise caution through Monday afternoon

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-

Tonight
West wind 10 to 15 knots becoming north 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy.

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

Monday Night
North wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday
East wind 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon becoming southwest late in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth.

Tuesday Night
Northwest wind around 10 knots becoming east late. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters smooth.

Wednesday
East wind around 5 knots becoming south in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Wednesday Night
Southwest wind around 10 knots becoming southeast late. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Thursday
South wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Thursday Night
Southwest wind around 10 knots becoming northeast late. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Friday
Northeast wind around 5 knots becoming southwest in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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