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Beach & Gulf Forecast with Tides thru Jan 17

Forecast as of 3:31 PM EST on January 12, 2014
Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm

Winds will quickly veer to the southeast and then south by Monday afternoon as a surface low approaches the northeast Gulf Coast.

Winds should reach cautionary headline criteria of 15 to 20 knots by Monday afternoon and shift to the northwest as the low passes on Monday night.

The winds should hover around cautionary levels through Tuesday evening when a secondary cold front will arrive.

Advisory level winds of 20 to 25 knots are likely on Wednesday and Wednesday night before subsiding quickly on Thursday.

Forecast as of 3:31 PM EST on January 12, 2014

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-

Tonight
East wind around 5 knots becoming southeast around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters smooth.

Monday
Southeast wind around 10 knots becoming south around 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters smooth increasing to a moderate chop. A chance of rain and isolated thunderstorms...increasing from west to east in the afternoon.

Monday Night
South wind around 15 knots becoming northwest behind a cold front. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet...except 2 to 3 feet in Apalachee Bay. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Rain and isolated thunderstorms...ending from west to east late.

Tuesday
Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet...except 2 to 3 feet in Apalachee Bay. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday Night
West wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet...except 2 to 3 feet in Apalachee Bay. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy after midnight.

Wednesday
Northwest wind around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet occasionally up to 10 feet...except 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet in Apalachee Bay. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters choppy.

Wednesday Night
Northwest wind around 20 knots becoming around 15 knots late. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet...except 2 to 3 feet in Apalachee Bay. Protected waters choppy becoming a moderate chop late.

Thursday
Northwest wind around 15 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 4 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet...except 1 to 2 feet in Apalachee Bay. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth.

Thursday Night
West wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop.

Friday
West wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.

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Tides for Panama City Beach (outside) starting with January 12, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Su 12 Low 3:58 AM -0.6 6:41 AM Set 3:41 AM 83
12 High 5:55 PM 1.2 5:03 PM Rise 2:29 PM

M 13 Low 4:37 AM -0.6 6:41 AM Set 4:30 AM 90
13 High 6:37 PM 1.2 5:04 PM Rise 3:17 PM

Tu 14 Low 5:12 AM -0.6 6:41 AM Set 5:17 AM 95
14 High 7:16 PM 1.2 5:05 PM Rise 4:07 PM

W 15 Low 5:41 AM -0.6 6:41 AM Set 6:00 AM 98
15 High 7:51 PM 1.2 5:06 PM Rise 4:59 PM

Th 16 Low 6:04 AM -0.5 6:40 AM Set 6:40 AM 99
16 High 8:23 PM 1.1 5:06 PM Rise 5:51 PM

F 17 Low 6:21 AM -0.5 6:40 AM Set 7:17 AM 99
17 High 8:53 PM 0.9 5:07 PM Rise 6:43 PM

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Tides for East Pass (Destin) starting with January 12, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Su 12 Low 6:08 AM -0.2 6:44 AM Set 3:44 AM 83
12 High 7:39 PM 0.5 5:05 PM Rise 2:31 PM

M 13 Low 6:47 AM -0.2 6:44 AM Set 4:33 AM 90
13 High 8:21 PM 0.5 5:06 PM Rise 3:20 PM

Tu 14 Low 7:22 AM -0.2 6:44 AM Set 5:20 AM 95
14 High 9:00 PM 0.5 5:07 PM Rise 4:10 PM

W 15 Low 7:51 AM -0.2 6:43 AM Set 6:03 AM 98
15 High 9:35 PM 0.5 5:08 PM Rise 5:01 PM

Th 16 Low 8:14 AM -0.2 6:43 AM Set 6:42 AM 99
16 High 10:07 PM 0.5 5:09 PM Rise 5:53 PM

F 17 Low 8:31 AM -0.2 6:43 AM Set 7:20 AM 99
17 High 10:37 PM 0.4 5:09 PM Rise 6:45 PM


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