Beach & Marine Forecast thru Jan 31

Winds will remain light and seas will remain low through the remainder of the weekend as a weakening cold front dissipates over the marine area.

Thereafter...winds and seas will begin to increase out of the southeast early in the week.

Cautionary to advisory level conditions are expected out of the south and southwest ahead of the next cold front during the middle of the week.

Forecast as of 3:33 PM EST on January 26, 2013

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-
Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-
Waters From Suwannee River To Apalachicola Fl From 20 To 60 Nm-

Tonight
Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast overnight. Seas around 1 foot. Protected waters smooth. Patchy fog after midnight near the coast.

Sunday
Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming east around 10 knots overnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop.

Sunday Night
East wind 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast overnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Monday And Monday Night
Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet nearshore and 2 to 3 feet offshore. Protected waters a light chop.

Tuesday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to around 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday Night
Southeast wind around 15 knots becoming south at 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet increasing to 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop to choppy. Isolated showers.

Wednesday
South wind around 20 knots becoming southwest in the afternoon. Seas building to 5 to 7 feet nearshore and 6 to 8 feet offshore...except 4 to 6 feet in Apalachee Bay. Protected waters choppy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night
Southwest wind around 20 knots becoming northwest overnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet nearshore 6 to 8 feet offshore. Protected waters choppy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday
Northwest wind around 20 knots becoming north at 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet nearshore and 5 to 7 feet offshore...subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain in the morning.


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