Beach & Marine Forecast Updated thru Mar 6

This weekend...coastal waters will see periods of cautionary and advisory level winds and seas.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for our coastal waters.

By Sunday afternoon...winds and seas are expected to decrease to below advisory levels although the offshore waters may still be seeing exercise caution conditions.

By Tuesday...winds and seas will likely again reach advisory levels and remain elevated through Wednesday night with the approach and passage of a cold front.

Forecast as of 3:45 am EST on March 2, 2013

Small Craft Advisory in effect through 10 PM EST this evening

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
Northwest wind around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to 6 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy.

Tonight
Northwest wind around 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop.

Sunday
Northwest wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Sunday Night
Northwest wind around 15 knots becoming north at 5 to 10 knots in the late evening. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth.

Monday
Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast late in the morning. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Monday Night
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of rain after midnight.

Tuesday
South wind 10 to 15 knots...becoming southwest around 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 feet...building to 6 to 7 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop...increasing to choppy. A chance of rain.

Tuesday Night
Northwest wind around 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy. A chance of rain through the night.

Wednesday
Northwest wind around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters choppy.


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