Beach & Gulf Forecast with Tides thru Apr 12

Forecast as of 4:29 PM EDT on April 7, 2014
Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm

Southerly winds will continue gradually veer to the southwest across the marine area this afternoon and evening as the surface low to our north moves northeast.

A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect through early this evening... and small craft will need to exercise caution.

Winds and seas will decrease from west to east on Tuesday...but then ramp up Tuesday night into Wednesday as a secondary front pushes across the Gulf.

Winds will drop below headline criteria Wednesday night and remain low into the weekend.

Forecast as of 4:29 PM EDT on April 7, 2014

Small Craft Advisory in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening

Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin 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
South wind 20 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters rough becoming choppy. Thunderstorms in the afternoon. Showers and isolated thunderstorms through the night.

Tuesday
Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming west 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to rough. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning. A chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night
West wind 20 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet in Apalachee Bay. Otherwise...seas 6 to 7 feet occasionally up to 9 feet building to 8 to 10 feet occasionally up to 13 feet. Dominant period 8 seconds. Protected waters rough.

Wednesday
Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet nearshore and 8 to 10 feet occasionally up to 13 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet offshore. Dominant period 8 seconds. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop.

Wednesday Night
Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 foot in Apalachee Bay and 2 to 3 feet elsewhere. Dominant period 8 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth.

Thursday
Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Thursday Night Through Saturday
East wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop.

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Tides for Panama City Beach (outside) starting with April 7, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

M 7 Low 12:55 AM 0.0 6:25 AM Set 1:31 AM 45
7 High 2:29 PM 1.2 7:06 PM Rise 12:32 PM

Tu 8 Low 1:32 AM 0.0 6:24 AM Set 2:12 AM 54
8 High 3:35 PM 1.1 7:06 PM Rise 1:23 PM

W 9 Low 1:57 AM 0.1 6:23 AM Set 2:50 AM 64
9 High 4:55 PM 0.9 7:07 PM Rise 2:16 PM

Th 10 Low 2:12 AM 0.2 6:22 AM Set 3:26 AM 72
10 High 6:27 PM 0.8 7:08 PM Rise 3:08 PM

F 11 Low 2:15 AM 0.3 6:21 AM Set 4:01 AM 80
11 High 9:48 AM 0.7 7:08 PM Rise 4:02 PM
11 Low 2:12 PM 0.6
11 High 8:06 PM 0.7

Sa 12 Low 2:04 AM 0.5 6:20 AM Set 4:35 AM 87
12 High 9:00 AM 0.8 7:09 PM Rise 4:56 PM
12 Low 3:24 PM 0.4
12 High 9:58 PM 0.6

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Tides for East Pass (Destin) starting with April 7, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

M 7 Low 3:05 AM 0.0 6:28 AM Set 1:34 AM 45
7 High 4:13 PM 0.5 7:09 PM Rise 12:34 PM

Tu 8 Low 3:42 AM 0.0 6:27 AM Set 2:15 AM 54
8 High 5:19 PM 0.5 7:09 PM Rise 1:26 PM

W 9 Low 4:07 AM 0.0 6:25 AM Set 2:53 AM 64
9 High 6:39 PM 0.4 7:10 PM Rise 2:18 PM

Th 10 Low 4:22 AM 0.1 6:24 AM Set 3:29 AM 72
10 High 8:11 PM 0.4 7:10 PM Rise 3:11 PM

F 11 Low 4:25 AM 0.1 6:23 AM Set 4:03 AM 80
11 High 11:32 AM 0.3 7:11 PM Rise 4:04 PM
11 Low 4:22 PM 0.2
11 High 9:50 PM 0.3

Sa 12 Low 4:14 AM 0.2 6:22 AM Set 4:38 AM 87
12 High 10:44 AM 0.4 7:12 PM Rise 4:59 PM
12 Low 5:34 PM 0.1
12 High 11:42 PM 0.3


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