Beach & Marine Forecast thru Jan 11

A mid/upper level disturbance will move over the northern Gulf of Mexico waters through tomorrow morning.

This disturbance will develop a weak wave of low pressure at the surface which will increase winds to low-end advisory levels overnight.

As the area of disturbed weather pulls away...and high pressure builds in...winds will fall to below headline criteria by tomorrow evening.

The next chance for headline criteria will be mid to late week as low pressure enters the western Gulf of Mexico.

Forecast as of 9:38 PM EST on January 6, 2013

Small Craft Advisory in effect from 1 am EST Monday through Monday morning

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

Tonight
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots increasing to around 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 4 to 5 feet further offshore after midnight. Protected waters a moderate chop. A chance of light rain.

Monday
Northeast wind around 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots by mid morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet nearshore...4 to 5 feet further offshore. Protected waters becoming a light to moderate chop in the afternoon.

Monday Night
Northeast wind around 15 knots becoming east late. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday
East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday Night
East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers after midnight.

Wednesday Through Wednesday Night
East wind around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet nearshore...5 to 6 feet offshore. Protected waters choppy. A slight chance of showers.

Thursday
Southeast wind around 20 knots...becoming 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy...becoming a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday Night
Southeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.

Friday
South wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.


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