Beach & Marine Forecast thru Apr 4

Showers and thunderstorms...from a weak frontal boundary...will effect coastal waters Sunday afternoon through early Monday night.

During this period...winds will stay around 10 knots or less...but be higher when storms are present.

On Wednesday...another storm system approaches the forecast area.

Winds will peak around 20 to 25 knots and seas will build to 6 to 7 feet over western waters...5 to 6 over eastern waters...starting around Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon for the offshore waters.

Winds and seas will start to decrease Thursday night behind the system.
Forecast as of 9:45 PM EDT on March 30, 2013
Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-

Tonight
South wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots late tonight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers after midnight.

Sunday
South wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday Night
Southwest wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of showers through the night.

Monday
Southwest wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday Night
Southwest wind around 5 knots becoming northwest late. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Tuesday
Northwest wind around 5 knots becoming southeast in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

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

Wednesday
East wind around 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to 7 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters choppy increasing to rough. Rain likely.

Wednesday Night
East wind 20 to 25 knots becoming southeast around 20 knots in the late evening. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters rough becoming choppy. A chance of rain.

Thursday
South wind around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy. A chance of rain.


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