Beach & Marine Forecast thru Apr 25

Winds and seas have dropped below advisory criteria this afternoon.

We expect cautionary level winds and seas through Sunday before elevating back to advisory conditions Sunday night into Monday as the gradient tightens over the local waters.

Light to moderate easterly flow is expected Monday night through Tuesday before veering to the southeast and south Wednesday as a cold front approaches the waters.

Winds will shift to become offshore in the wake of the front Wednesday night through the remainder of the week.

Forecast as of 3:49 PM EDT on April 20, 2013

Small craft should exercise caution

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-

Tonight
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters choppy.

Sunday
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters choppy. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Sunday Night
Northeast wind around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy. A chance of showers.

Monday
Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.

Monday Night
East wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Tuesday
East wind around 15 knots...becoming 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop...becoming smooth.

Tuesday Night
East wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop.

Wednesday
South wind around 10 knots...becoming southwest late in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night
Southwest wind around 10 knots...becoming north in the late evening. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday
North wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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