Beach & Marine Forecast Updated thru Jan 23

Winds have been persistent near 20 knots beyond 20 nm offshore...especially at buoy 42036.

The Small Craft Advisory beyond 20 nm offshore was extended slightly until 10 am EST this morning.

Winds are expected to decrease in the late morning and afternoon with lighter winds likely on Sunday and Monday as the pressure gradient weakens.

By Monday night and Tuesday...northerly winds and seas are expected to increase again as a dry cold front moves southward through the region.

Forecast as of 3:56 am EST on January 19, 2013

Small craft operators exercise caution this morning

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-

Today
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots this morning becoming 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet this morning subsiding to 2 to 3 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters choppy this morning becoming smooth in the afternoon.

Tonight
North wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Sunday
Northwest wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters smooth.

Sunday Night
North wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters smooth.

Monday
Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop late in the
afternoon.

Monday Night
North wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday
North wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday Night
North wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Wednesday
North wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.


WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 187577571 - wtvy.com/a?a=187577571
Gray Television, Inc.