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Beach & Marine Forecast thru Jan 5

As high pressure slides well east of the waters... moderate southeasterly flow will become more southerly by Tuesday morning.

Conditions are expected to remain just below headline criteria until a front crosses the waters on Wednesday.

Exercise caution or advisory conditions will then be possible late Wednesday into Thursday.

Conditions are then forecast to improve into the weekend.

Forecast as of 3:31 PM EST on December 31, 2012

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
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth increasing to a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night
Southwest wind around 15 knots becoming west late. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.

Wednesday
Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming north late in the morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A chance of showers.

Wednesday Night
North wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots late. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy. Showers likely in the evening...then rain after midnight.

Thursday
North wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy. Rain.

Thursday Night
North wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy. A chance of rain.

Friday
North wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots in the late morning. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop. A chance of rain.

Friday Night
North wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain.

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


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