Beach & Marine Forecast thru Jan 3

The gradient will remain tight over the coastal waters overnight... keeping winds and seas elevated at cautionary levels.

Winds and seas will gradually subside late Sunday morning into the afternoon.

Moderate winds and seas will continue through at least midweek.

An area of low pressure over the Gulf may increase conditions back to headline levels by late Wednesday or Thursday.

Forecast as of 4:51 PM EST on December 29, 2012

Small Craft Advisory in effect through Sunday morning

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-

Tonight
North wind around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet nearshore and 6 to 8 feet offshore. Protected waters choppy.

Sunday
North wind around 20 knots becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots in the late morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet nearshore and 5 to 7 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet offshore. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop.

Sunday Night
East wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet nearshore and 3 to 5 feet offshore. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Monday
Southeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Monday Night
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of rain after midnight.

Tuesday
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of rain.

Tuesday Night
West wind 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest after midnight...then becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots late. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop. A chance of rain.

Wednesday
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of rain.

Wednesday Night
Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Rain likely in the evening...then a chance of rain after midnight.

Thursday
North wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of rain.


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