Beach & Gulf Forecast thru Sep 25

Did make some important changes to the current forecast... partially based on the New Run of the GFS...but blended its stronger onshore winds ahead of the front with the latest sref.

This will result in higher winds and seas than the previous packag ...but the maximum result should be a period of cautionary conditions over the weekend...with a return to lighter winds and lower seas thereafter.

However...with the new ECMWF run still quite a bit different...all winds and seas may need to be adjusted later today...as there is still just too much uncertainty in the global models.

However...the threat for mariners to encounter a potential tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico this week has decreased to almost nil.

Forecast as of 4:26 am EDT on September 21, 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
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Winds and seas higher in scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Tonight
Southwest wind increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop choppy. Winds and seas higher in scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday
Southwest wind 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest around 10 knots to the west of Apalachicola in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet west and 3 to 5 feet east. Protected waters a moderate chop to choppy. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday Night
West wind 10 to 15 becoming north at 5 to 10 knots late. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth overnight. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday
East wind 5 to 10 knots becoming onshore near the coast in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Monday Night
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night
South wind 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest overnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.


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