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Beach & Gulf Forecast thru May 26

Weak high pressure will persist over the northern Gulf through Thursday.

Onshore winds and seas will be low but somewhat higher nearshore during the afternoon sea breeze.

A cold front will drop south and into the waters on Friday.

Offshore winds will briefly increase to possible exercise caution levels late Friday night before veering and slowly decreasing through the weekend.

Forecast as of 10:38 am EDT on May 22, 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 5 to 10 knots...becoming onshore with the afternoon seabreeze. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop.

Tonight And Thursday
West wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters smooth to a light chop.

Thursday Night And Friday
Northwest wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Friday Night
North wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy after midnight.

Saturday
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth late in the afternoon.

Saturday Night
Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming east 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas 1 to 2 feet building to 2 to 4 feet after midnight. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop in the late evening.

Sunday
East wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth late in the afternoon.


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