Beach & Gulf Forecast with Tides thru Dec 16

Forecast as of 10:17 am EST on December 12, 2013
Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm

Winds and seas will be elevated today as a strong area of high pressure moves over the Tennessee Valley and increases the pressure gradient.

Low end advisory conditions are expected across the offshore zones with exercise caution conditions across the nearshore zones.

Conditions will improve slightly on Friday...but stronger winds and higher seas are likely once again on Saturday as a cold front approaches from the west.

Forecast as of 10:17 am EST on December 12, 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-

Today
North wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters choppy.

Tonight
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots late. Seas 3 to 5 feet occasionally up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop late.

Friday
East wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Friday Night
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers after midnight.

Saturday
South wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Saturday Night
Southwest wind around 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet occasionally up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Showers likely with isolated thunderstorms.

Sunday
North wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of rain.

Sunday Night
North wind 1o to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain in the evening.

Monday
North wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth.

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Tides for Panama City Beach (outside) starting with December 11, 2013.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 11 Low 2:02 AM 0.1 6:30 AM Set 1:10 AM 63
11 High 4:41 PM 1.1 4:44 PM Rise 1:00 PM

Th 12 Low 2:34 AM -0.1 6:31 AM Set 2:07 AM 72
12 High 5:01 PM 1.3 4:44 PM Rise 1:38 PM

F 13 Low 3:14 AM -0.3 6:31 AM Set 3:04 AM 81
13 High 5:31 PM 1.4 4:45 PM Rise 2:18 PM

Sa 14 Low 3:57 AM -0.4 6:32 AM Set 3:59 AM 88
14 High 6:06 PM 1.4 4:45 PM Rise 3:00 PM

Su 15 Low 4:40 AM -0.5 6:33 AM Set 4:53 AM 94
15 High 6:44 PM 1.5 4:45 PM Rise 3:45 PM

M 16 Low 5:23 AM -0.5 6:33 AM Set 5:45 AM 97
16 High 7:22 PM 1.4 4:46 PM Rise 4:32 PM

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Tides for East Pass (Destin) starting with December 11, 2013.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 11 Low 4:12 AM 0.0 6:33 AM Set 1:12 AM 63
11 High 6:25 PM 0.5 4:46 PM Rise 1:03 PM

Th 12 Low 4:44 AM -0.0 6:34 AM Set 2:10 AM 72
12 High 6:45 PM 0.6 4:46 PM Rise 1:41 PM

F 13 Low 5:24 AM -0.1 6:34 AM Set 3:07 AM 81
13 High 7:15 PM 0.6 4:47 PM Rise 2:20 PM

Sa 14 Low 6:07 AM -0.1 6:35 AM Set 4:02 AM 88
14 High 7:50 PM 0.6 4:47 PM Rise 3:02 PM

Su 15 Low 6:50 AM -0.2 6:36 AM Set 4:56 AM 94
15 High 8:28 PM 0.7 4:47 PM Rise 3:47 PM

M 16 Low 7:33 AM -0.2 6:36 AM Set 5:48 AM 97
16 High 9:06 PM 0.6 4:48 PM Rise 4:34 PM


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