Beach & Gulf Forecast updated thru Aug 30

As a strong area of high pressure builds down the eastern Seaboard ...winds are expected to increase to exercise caution levels tonight and into Monday.

Winds and seas will decrease by mid-week as the ridge continues building closer to the area.

Forecast as of 3:36 PM EDT on August 25, 2013

Small craft operators exercise caution

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
East wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

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

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

Wednesday
East wind around 10 knots becoming southeast late in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night
South wind around 5 knots becoming northeast late. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters smooth.

Thursday
North wind around 5 knots becoming west in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters smooth.

Thursday Night
West wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters smooth.

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


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