Beach & Marine Forecast thru Feb 27

Winds and seas will be light to moderate out of the southwest today and tonight as a cold front slowly approaches from the west.

These winds will shift to the northwest late tonight...and then swing around to the east on Sunday.

Thereafter...winds and seas will increase sharply to Small Craft Advisory levels out ahead of a potent low pressure system on Monday into Monday night.

Strong to severe thunderstorms may also accompany this storm system.

Also...areas of dense fog will linger in Apalachee Bay for a while this morning before dissipating.

Forecast as of 4:44 am EST on February 23, 2013

Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-

Today
Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Tonight
Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming north after midnight seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday
East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday Night
Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Monday
South wind 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters choppy to rough. Winds and seas higher in showers and thunderstorms.

Monday Night
South wind 20 to 25 knots becoming west late. Seas 6 to 8 feet building to 8 to 10 feet. Protected waters rough. Winds and seas higher in showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday
West wind 20 to 25 knots decreasing to around 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet nearshore and 8 to 10 feet offshore subsiding to subsiding to 4 to 6 feet nearshore and 6 to 8 feet offshore in the afternoon. Protected waters choppy to rough.

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

Wednesday
North wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth.


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