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Beach & Marine Forecast thru Apr 30

Waves around 3 to 4 feet offshore and winds around 15 to 20 knots will decrease through the morning but the pattern of nocturnal surges will continue through Sunday.

These will likely be capped at cautionary levels...as the overall duration will be fairly short.

Light winds and low seas are expected for the remainder of the period.

Forecast as of 9:06 am EDT on April 26, 2013

Small craft operators should exercise caution today and 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 east around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet...except 1 to 2 feet in Apalachee Bay. Protected waters a moderate chop becoming a light chop.

Tonight
East wind 15 to 20 knots subsiding to around 15 knots late. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Saturday
East wind around 15 knots becoming south around 10 knots late in the day. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Saturday Night
Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots east of Apalachicola...around 10 knots to the west. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday
Southeast wind around 15 knots becoming south around 10 knots late in the day. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday Night
South wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast late. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday Night
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming east late. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday
East wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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