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Beach & Gulf Forecast with Tides thru Jan 25

Forecast as of 3:05 PM EST on January 20, 2014
Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm

A cold front will sweep across the northeast Gulf of Mexico early Tuesday...and winds will increase and veer to the northwest behind the front.

Sustained winds should reach 20 to 25 knots over the entire coastal waters...with gusts to 30 knots.

Seas may reach as high as 10 feet in spots...with occasional waves up to 13 feet.

A brief lull on Wednesday will be followed by another cold front and increase in winds late on Thursday.

Forecast as of 3:05 PM EST on January 20, 2014

Small Craft Advisory in effect from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning

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

Tonight
West wind around 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet...building to 3 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop increasing to choppy.

Tuesday
West wind around 20 knots becoming northwest 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet...building to 7 to 9 feet occasionally up to 11 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters choppy increasing to rough. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms...mainly in the morning.

Tuesday Night
North wind 20 to 25 knots becoming around 20 knots late. Seas 6 to 9 feet occasionally up to 11 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters rough becoming choppy.

Wednesday
North wind 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet...subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters choppy becoming smooth.

Wednesday Night
West wind around 5 knots becoming north late. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters smooth.

Thursday
North wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters smooth.

Thursday Night
North wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 20 to 25 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet...building to 3 to 5 feet occasionally up to 6 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to rough.

Friday
Northeast wind 20 to 25 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet. Protected waters rough becoming a light to moderate chop.

Friday Night
North wind around 10 knots becoming northwest late. Seas 2 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.

Saturday
West wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

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Tides for Panama City Beach (outside) starting with January 20, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

M 20 Low 6:34 AM -0.2 6:39 AM Set 8:59 AM 88
20 High 10:22 PM 0.4 5:10 PM Rise 9:22 PM

Tu 21 Low 6:19 AM 0.0 6:39 AM Set 9:33 AM 81
21 High 2:39 PM 0.4 5:11 PM Rise 10:16 PM

W 22 Low 5:39 AM 0.0 6:39 AM Set 10:08 AM 73
22 High 2:19 PM 0.5 5:12 PM Rise 11:12 PM

Th 23 Low 3:05 AM 0.0 6:38 AM Set 10:46 AM 64
23 High 2:31 PM 0.7 5:13 PM

F 24 Low 12:54 AM -0.2 6:38 AM Rise 12:11 AM 54
24 High 3:03 PM 0.8 5:13 PM Set 11:27 AM

Sa 25 Low 1:38 AM -0.4 6:38 AM Rise 1:11 AM 43
25 High 3:48 PM 1.1 5:14 PM Set 12:14 PM

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Tides for East Pass (Destin) starting with January 20, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

M 20 Low 8:44 AM -0.1 6:42 AM Set 9:02 AM 88
20 5:12 PM Rise 9:24 PM

Tu 21 High 12:06 AM 0.2 6:42 AM Set 9:36 AM 81
21 Low 8:29 AM 0.0 5:13 PM Rise 10:19 PM
21 High 4:23 PM 0.2

W 22 Low 7:49 AM 0.0 6:42 AM Set 10:11 AM 73
22 High 4:03 PM 0.2 5:14 PM Rise 11:15 PM

Th 23 Low 5:15 AM 0.0 6:41 AM Set 10:48 AM 64
23 High 4:15 PM 0.3 5:15 PM

F 24 Low 3:04 AM -0.1 6:41 AM Rise 12:14 AM 54
24 High 4:47 PM 0.4 5:16 PM Set 11:30 AM

Sa 25 Low 3:48 AM -0.1 6:40 AM Rise 1:14 AM 43
25 High 5:32 PM 0.5 5:16 PM Set 12:16 PM


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