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Beach & Gulf Forecast thru Oct 11

Widespread showers and thunderstorms will prevail through tonight diminishing from west to east Monday.

Southerly flow will produce moderate onshore winds west of Apalachicola tonight.

Winds will veer from south to northwest from Appalachicola west as a cold front moves through the region tonight.

From Appalachicola east winds will shift from south to northwest tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Seas will be 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet.

Cautionary winds will continue through Monday night before falling below headline levels Tuesday through the remainder of the week.

Forecast as of 2:52 PM EDT on October 6, 2013

Small craft exercise caution

Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-

Tonight
Southwest wind 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots late tonight. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Widespread showers with isolated thunderstorms.

Monday
North wind 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 feet occasionally up to 6 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms early.

Monday Night
North wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop after midnight.

Tuesday
North wind around 15 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots in the late morning. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday Night
Northeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters smooth.

Wednesday
North wind 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast around 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less building to 2 to 3 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night
Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday
Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday Night
East wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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


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