Beach & Gulf Forecast with Tides thru Feb 19

Forecast as of 3:10 am EST on February 15, 2014
Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm

A very small...but vigorous and fast moving low pressure system and associated cold front have rapidly increased winds over the coastal waters early this morning.

These winds have already reached strong Small Craft Advisory levels and a few gusts to gale force are likely before all is said and done this morning.

However...due to the small size and rapid movement of this cold front...winds and seas should begin to diminish rapidly this afternoon...and therefore...there are no plans to extend the current Small Craft Advisory past 1 PM EST this afternoon.

Just as quickly as they increased...winds and seas will drop off drastically tonight and Sunday with a period of light and variable winds expected for the remainder of the weekend which will linger into the beginning portion of next week.

Forecast as of 3:10 am EST on February 15, 2014

A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon

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-

Today
West wind around 25 knots with a few gusts to 40 knots before mid morning becoming northwest and decreasing to around 15 knots by early this afternoon...then decreasing further to around 10 knots by late this afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 feet occasionally up to 13 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet outside of Apalachee Bay this afternoon. In Apalachee Bay...seas 3 to 5 feet occasionally up to 7 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Scattered showers ending with the wind shift.

Tonight
Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots becoming light and variable overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 feet nearshore and 2 to 3 feet offshore. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters smooth.

Sunday
Northwest wind around 5 knots becoming southwest nearshore in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters smooth.

Sunday Night
Southwest wind around 5 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots late. Seas around 1 foot. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters smooth.

Monday
Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

Monday Night And Tuesday
South wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop.

Tuesday Night And Wednesday
Southeast wind 5 to 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 February 15, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Sa 15 Low 5:12 AM -0.2 6:23 AM Set 6:28 AM 99
15 High 9:07 PM 0.7 5:32 PM Rise 6:24 PM

Su 16 Low 5:11 AM 0.0 6:22 AM Set 7:02 AM 99
16 High 9:54 PM 0.5 5:33 PM Rise 7:17 PM

M 17 Low 5:00 AM 0.1 6:22 AM Set 7:36 AM 96
17 High 11:53 AM 0.3 5:33 PM Rise 8:12 PM
17 Low 4:35 PM 0.2
17 High 10:53 PM 0.4

Tu 18 Low 4:34 AM 0.2 6:21 AM Set 8:11 AM 92
18 High 11:41 AM 0.5 5:34 PM Rise 9:07 PM
18 Low 6:31 PM 0.1

W 19 High 12:22 AM 0.2 6:20 AM Set 8:47 AM 86
19 Low 3:32 AM 0.1 5:35 PM Rise 10:04 PM
19 High 11:53 AM 0.6
19 Low 8:30 PM 0.0

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Tides for East Pass (Destin) starting with February 15, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Sa 15 Low 7:22 AM -0.1 6:26 AM Set 6:31 AM 99
15 High 10:51 PM 0.3 5:34 PM Rise 6:26 PM

Su 16 Low 7:21 AM 0.0 6:25 AM Set 7:05 AM 99
16 High 11:38 PM 0.2 5:35 PM Rise 7:20 PM

M 17 Low 7:10 AM 0.0 6:24 AM Set 7:38 AM 96
17 High 1:37 PM 0.1 5:36 PM Rise 8:14 PM
17 Low 6:45 PM 0.1

Tu 18 High 12:37 AM 0.2 6:23 AM Set 8:13 AM 92
18 Low 6:44 AM 0.1 5:37 PM Rise 9:10 PM
18 High 1:25 PM 0.2
18 Low 8:41 PM 0.0

W 19 High 2:06 AM 0.1 6:22 AM Set 8:50 AM 86
19 Low 5:42 AM 0.0 5:37 PM Rise 10:07 PM
19 High 1:37 PM 0.3
19 Low 10:40 PM 0.0


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