Beach & Marine Forecast thru Apr 17

Winds this morning will be 15 to 20 knots and diminish briefly for the afternoon only to increase again after midnight as a warm front approaches from the south.

Thunderstorms with high winds and heavy showers associated with this warm front will invade the coastal waters.

The worst part of the storm will be Sunday with winds nearing advisory levels over the western offshore waters.

Chances for thunderstorms and rain linger through Monday as the front stalls.

Forecast as of 4:13 am EDT on April 13, 2013

Small craft operators should exercise caution this morning and again later tonight

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 15 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon becoming east late afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters choppy decreasing to a light to moderate chop.

Tonight
East wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers through the night. Isolated thunderstorms after midnight.

Sunday
Southeast wind around 20 knots over western offshore waters...15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet over the western waters. Protected waters choppy. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Sunday Night
South wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet over western waters...2 to 4 feet over eastern waters. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Monday
South wind around 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop becoming smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday Night
Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light chop.

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

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

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


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