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Beach & Gulf Forecast with Tides thru Mar 28

Forecast as of 9:52 PM EDT on March 23, 2014
Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm

Winds will once again increase...possibly to cautionary levels on Tuesday as strong high pressure builds into the Gulf.

Winds will peak at advisory levels Tuesday night before subsiding again on Wednesday.

Another increase in winds and seas is expected going into the weekend ahead of another frontal system.

Forecast as of 9:52 PM EDT on March 23, 2014

Small craft operators should exercise caution

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-

Rest Of Tonight
Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast after midnight. Seas building to 2 to 3 feet...then increasing to 3 to 5 feet further offshore...occasionally up to 6 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters choppy. A slight chance of rain and isolated thunderstorms.

Monday
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots becoming east around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet...subsiding to 2 to 3 feet late in the day. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers through the day.

Monday Night
East wind 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest close to dawn. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters smooth. Showers likely in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight.

Tuesday
Northwest wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of early morning showers.

Tuesday Night
North wind 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet further offshore. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters rough.

Wednesday
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots subsiding to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet occasionally up to 9 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters rough becoming a light to moderate chop.

Wednesday Night
East wind 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet occasionally up to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy late.

Thursday
Southeast wind around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet building to 6 to 8 feet occasionally up to 10 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters rough. A chance of rain.

Thursday Night
Southeast wind around 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet occasionally up to 11 feet...especially west of Apalachicola. Protected waters rough. Rain likely and isolated thunderstorms.

Friday
Southeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy. Rain and isolated thunderstorms.

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Tides for Panama City Beach (outside) starting with March 23, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Su 23 Low 12:23 AM -0.3 6:44 AM Rise 12:53 AM 63
23 High 2:19 PM 1.4 6:57 PM Set 11:45 AM

M 24 Low 1:29 AM -0.3 6:42 AM Rise 1:49 AM 52
24 High 3:34 PM 1.4 6:57 PM Set 12:45 PM

Tu 25 Low 2:23 AM -0.3 6:41 AM Rise 2:41 AM 41
25 High 4:56 PM 1.3 6:58 PM Set 1:48 PM

W 26 Low 3:07 AM -0.2 6:40 AM Rise 3:30 AM 30
26 High 6:20 PM 1.2 6:59 PM Set 2:53 PM

Th 27 Low 3:41 AM 0.0 6:39 AM Rise 4:16 AM 19
27 High 7:46 PM 1.1 6:59 PM Set 3:58 PM

F 28 Low 4:00 AM 0.2 6:37 AM Rise 4:59 AM 11
28 High 11:00 AM 0.4 7:00 PM Set 5:03 PM
28 Low 1:11 PM 0.3
28 High 9:17 PM 0.8

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Tides for East Pass (Destin) starting with March 23, 2014.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Su 23 Low 2:33 AM -0.1 6:46 AM Rise 12:56 AM 63
23 High 4:03 PM 0.6 6:59 PM Set 11:47 AM

M 24 Low 3:39 AM -0.1 6:45 AM Rise 1:52 AM 52
24 High 5:18 PM 0.6 7:00 PM Set 12:47 PM

Tu 25 Low 4:33 AM -0.1 6:44 AM Rise 2:44 AM 41
25 High 6:40 PM 0.6 7:00 PM Set 1:51 PM

W 26 Low 5:17 AM -0.1 6:42 AM Rise 3:33 AM 30
26 High 8:04 PM 0.5 7:01 PM Set 2:56 PM

Th 27 Low 5:51 AM 0.0 6:41 AM Rise 4:18 AM 19
27 High 9:30 PM 0.5 7:02 PM Set 4:01 PM

F 28 Low 6:10 AM 0.1 6:40 AM Rise 5:01 AM 11
28 High 12:44 PM 0.2 7:02 PM Set 5:06 PM
28 Low 3:21 PM 0.1
28 High 11:01 PM 0.4


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