Beach & Gulf Forecast with Tides thru Dec 25

Winds have nudged upward into the cautionary range early this morning and this trend will continue today.

We have hoisted a Small Craft Advisory from Apalachicola west beginning later this morning and lasting about 24 hours.

Winds and seas will not get quite high enough to justify an advisory further east.

Seas and southeast winds should peak this evening before diminishing somewhat tonight and Sunday as the gradient weakens ahead of an approaching cold front.

The front will cross the waters from late Sunday night through Monday afternoon.

Offshore winds will increase to near advisory levels behind the front on Monday...then most certainly exceed criteria Monday night across the entire forecast area.

Winds will then gradually veer and diminish from Tuesday into Wednesday.

Forecast as of 3:31 am EST on December 21, 2013

Small Craft Advisory in effect from 10 am EST this morning through Sunday morning

Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-

Today
Southeast wind around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters choppy.

Tonight
South wind around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet occasionally up to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Areas of fog after midnight.

Sunday
South wind around 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet occasionally up to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning. A chance of showers with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Sunday Night
South wind around 15 knots becoming southwest. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers in the evening. Showers likely after midnight. Isolated thunderstorms through the night.

Monday
North wind around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Showers likely.

Monday Night
North wind increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Seas 2 to 4 feet nearshore and 5 to 7 feet occasionally up to 9 feet offshore. Protected waters choppy to rough. A slight chance of rain.

Tuesday
Northeast wind 20 to 25 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet nearshore and 6 to 8 feet occasionally up to 10 feet offshore. Protected waters rough becoming choppy.

Tuesday Night
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet nearshore and 5 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet offshore. Protected waters choppy. A slight chance of rain after midnight.

Wednesday
Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet nearshore and 3 to 5 feet occasionally up to 6 feet offshore. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain.

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Tides for Panama City Beach (outside) starting with December 21, 2013.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Sa 21 Low 7:42 AM -0.3 6:36 AM Set 9:16 AM 89
21 High 9:49 PM 0.9 4:48 PM Rise 8:48 PM

Su 22 Low 7:51 AM -0.2 6:36 AM Set 9:50 AM 83
22 High 10:03 PM 0.8 4:48 PM Rise 9:40 PM

M 23 Low 7:50 AM -0.1 6:37 AM Set 10:24 AM 75
23 High 8:37 PM 0.6 4:49 PM Rise 10:34 PM

Tu 24 Low 7:34 AM 0.0 6:37 AM Set 10:58 AM 66
24 High 4:40 PM 0.6 4:49 PM Rise 11:28 PM

W 25 Low 6:44 AM 0.1 6:38 AM Set 11:32 AM 57
25 High 4:03 PM 0.7 4:50 PM

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Tides for East Pass (Destin) starting with December 21, 2013.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Sa 21 Low 9:52 AM -0.1 6:39 AM Set 9:19 AM 89
21 High 11:33 PM 0.4 4:50 PM Rise 8:50 PM

Su 22 Low 10:01 AM -0.1 6:39 AM Set 9:53 AM 83
22 High 11:47 PM 0.4 4:50 PM Rise 9:43 PM

M 23 Low 10:00 AM -0.0 6:40 AM Set 10:27 AM 75
23 High 10:21 PM 0.3 4:51 PM Rise 10:36 PM

Tu 24 Low 9:44 AM 0.0 6:40 AM Set 11:00 AM 66
24 High 6:24 PM 0.3 4:52 PM Rise 11:31 PM

W 25 Low 8:54 AM 0.0 6:41 AM Set 11:35 AM 57
25 High 5:47 PM 0.3 4:52 PM


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