Beach & Gulf Forecast with Tides thru Jan 5

Forecast as of 4:20 am EST on January 1, 2014
Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm

The very potent cold and dry air rushing in over the still relatively mild northern Gulf of Mexico waters will create very strong Small Craft Advisory conditions in a short period of time...with the brunt of the effects felt on Thursday night...where conditions may need to be monitored for a possible gale if frequent wind gusts over 34 knots occur.

Although strong...this advisory is not expected to last very long as winds and seas should taper off steadily during the day on Friday... with a return back to cautionary levels possible by the afternoon or evening hours.

Forecast as of 4:20 am EST on January 1, 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-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-
Waters From Suwannee River To Apalachicola Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-

Today
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots...highest offshore. Seas 2 to 3 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Widespread rain.

Tonight
East wind 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast well offshore after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet...except 1 to 2 feet in Apalachee Bay. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Thursday
North wind around 10 knots becoming northwest and increasing to 20 to 25 knots and gusty after sunset. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet occasionally up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop increasing to rough. Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms gradually tapering off from west to east after the wind shift.

Thursday Night
North wind 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 35 to 40 knots possible. Seas building to 8 to 12 feet occasionally up to 15 feet...except 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet in Apalachee Bay. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters rough to very rough. A slight chance of rain in the evening.

Friday
North wind 20 to 25 knots becoming northeast around 20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas 8 to 12 feet occasionally up to 15 feet...subsiding to 5 to 7 feet occasionally up to 9 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters choppy to rough.

Friday Night
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots becoming east around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet occasionally up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop to choppy.

Saturday
East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain.

Saturday Night
East wind 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain.

Sunday
South wind around 10 knots becoming southwest in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop. A chance of rain.

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Tides for Panama City Beach (outside) starting with January 1, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 1 Low 6:00 AM -0.8 6:40 AM Rise 6:34 AM 0
1 High 8:20 PM 1.5 4:55 PM Set 5:33 PM

Th 2 Low 6:48 AM -0.8 6:40 AM Rise 7:29 AM 0
2 High 9:10 PM 1.4 4:55 PM Set 6:42 PM

F 3 Low 7:28 AM -0.7 6:40 AM Rise 8:18 AM 2
3 High 9:58 PM 1.2 4:56 PM Set 7:50 PM

Sa 4 Low 7:56 AM -0.5 6:41 AM Rise 9:03 AM 8
4 High 10:43 PM 0.9 4:57 PM Set 8:57 PM

Su 5 Low 8:05 AM -0.2 6:41 AM Rise 9:44 AM 16
5 High 11:22 PM 0.6 4:58 PM Set 10:00 PM

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Tides for East Pass (Destin) starting with January 1, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 1 Low 8:10 AM -0.3 6:43 AM Rise 6:37 AM 0
1 High 10:04 PM 0.7 4:57 PM Set 5:36 PM

Th 2 Low 8:58 AM -0.3 6:43 AM Rise 7:32 AM 0
2 High 10:54 PM 0.6 4:57 PM Set 6:45 PM

F 3 Low 9:38 AM -0.2 6:43 AM Rise 8:21 AM 2
3 High 11:42 PM 0.5 4:58 PM Set 7:53 PM

Sa 4 Low 10:06 AM -0.2 6:44 AM Rise 9:05 AM 8
4 4:59 PM Set 8:59 PM

Su 5 High 12:27 AM 0.4 6:44 AM Rise 9:47 AM 16
5 Low 10:15 AM -0.1 5:00 PM Set 10:03 PM


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