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Beach & Marine Forecast thru Apr 16

Winds and seas will continue at borderline Small Craft Advisory conditions outside of Apalachee Bay tonight...with some higher gusts likely in and around any strong to severe thunderstorms.

Winds will diminish behind the front on Friday as they shift from onshore to offshore...with a possible northeasterly surge back to cautionary levels on Friday night.

Thereafter...light to moderate winds and seas should be the rule.

Forecast as of 3:50 PM EDT on April 11, 2013

A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect through Friday morning

High Risk of Rip Currents through tonight

Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River To Apalachicola Fl Out To
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-

Tonight
South wind around 20 knots becoming southwest late. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy. Winds and seas higher in numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Friday
Northwest wind around 15 knots decreasing to around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms ending from west to east.

Friday Night
Northwest wind around 10 knots becoming northeast around 15 knots overnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Saturday
Northeast wind around 15 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop becoming smooth to a light chop.

Saturday Night
East wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers after midnight.

Sunday
East wind 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday Night
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday
South wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday Night
Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop.

Tuesday
Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.


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