Beach & Marine Forecast thru Apr 18

Moderate east winds will increase 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 highest winds and seas will occur on Sunday with winds nearing advisory levels over the western offshore waters.

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

Forecast as of 2:33 PM EDT on April 13, 2013

Exercise Caution Sunday

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-

Tonight
East wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers. Isolated thunderstorms after midnight.

Sunday
Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots becoming south 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet building to 5 to 6 feet offshore in the afternoon. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop late in the afternoon. Showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Sunday Night
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then a slight chance of rain after midnight.

Monday
Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots in the late morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday Night
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop after midnight.

Tuesday
East wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night
East wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots late. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop late.

Wednesday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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

Thursday
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas building to 4 to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.


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