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Beach & Gulf Forecast thru Oct 3

A strong high pressure system will continue to build into the local region through tonight.

Breezy northeast winds of 15 to 20 knots are expected to continue over much of the coastal waters through this time.

Small craft operators should exercise caution.

As a high pressure ridge along the East Coast weakens by Sunday... winds should begin to weaken and become more easterly.

Winds and seas will again increase beginning Wednesday.

Forecast as of 2:40 PM EDT on September 28, 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-

Tonight
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Sunday
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots in the late morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday Night
East wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

Monday And Monday Night
East wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop. A chance of showers mainly afternoon and evening and thunderstorms.

Tuesday
East wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night
East wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday
East wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop in the late morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night
East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday
East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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