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Beach & Marine Forecast thru Jan 9

With a cold front stalled south of the waters and high pressure to the north...moderate northeast flow is expected to continue into early next week.

Winds will occasionally approach exercise caution levels through the weekend with small craft conditions possible by late Monday into midweek.

Showers and periods of rain will overspread the coastal waters later today through Sunday night.

Forecast as of 3:58 am EST on January 5, 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-

Today
Northeast wind around 15 knots...becoming 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters a moderate chop...becoming smooth. A chance of showers.

Tonight
Northeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. A chance of showers in the evening...then showers likely after midnight.

Sunday
Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots...becoming north around 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet...building to 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth...increasing to a moderate chop. Showers likely.

Sunday Night
Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.

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

Monday Night
East wind 10 to 15 knots...increasing to around 20 knots in the late evening. Seas 2 to 4 feet...building to 4 to 6 feet after midnight. Protected waters a light to moderate chop increasing to choppy.

Tuesday
East wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of rain through the day.

Tuesday Night
East wind around 15 knots...increasing to 20 knots late. Seas 3 to 5 feet...building to 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop...increasing to choppy late. A slight chance of rain.

Wednesday
Southeast wind around 20 knots...becoming 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters choppy...becoming a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.


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