Beach & Marine Forecast thru Feb 1

Easterly winds will veer to the southeast for Monday and Monday night and then increase to cautionary levels from west to east during the day Tuesday ahead of the next frontal system.

Southeast winds are then expected to increase further to advisory levels for Tuesday night and Wednesday and veer to south.

Winds will then remain elevated for a short time after frontal passage Wednesday night before diminishing below headline criteria by Thursday afternoon.

Forecast as of 3:30 PM EST on January 27, 2013
Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-

Tonight
East wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop in the late evening. Areas of fog possible after midnight near the coast.

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

Tuesday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy late in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night
South wind around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters choppy. A chance of showers...mainly after midnight.

Wednesday
Southwest wind 20 to 25 knots becoming west late in the afternoon. Seas 7 to 9 feet building to 9 to 11 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters rough. Rain likely and a chance of thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night
North wind around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet near shore and 6 to 9 feet offshore. Protected waters rough.

Thursday
North wind around 20 knots decreasing to around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet near shore and 5 to 7 feet offshore subsiding to 3 to 5 feet offshore in the afternoon. Protected waters choppy becoming a light chop in the afternoon.

Thursday Night
North 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.

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


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