Beach & Gulf Forecast thru Sep 26

Cautionary level winds are expected ahead of a passing cold front through Sunday night.

Thereafter...a stretch of easterly winds just slightly below cautionary levels is forecast.

Seas should peak around 5 feet with the front...then subside to 2 to 3 feet for the following several days.

Forecast as of 3:37 PM EDT on September 21, 2013

Small craft operators should exercise caution beginning late tonight

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-

Tonight
Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming increasing to 15 to 20 knots late. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday
Southwest wind 15 to 20 knots...becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots behind the front later in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop to choppy. Showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday Night
West wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots late. Seas 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet late. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Monday
East wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday Night
East wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

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


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