Beach & Marine Forecast thru Mar 13

Mainly east winds will be on the increase through Sunday as a high pressure ridge moves east of the marine area.

A cold front will move east across the coastal waters Monday night and Tuesday morning...bringing numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms...and a wind shift from south to north.

Fair weather and moderate to rather strong north winds are likely behind the front Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday.

Forecast as of 3:19 am EST on March 9, 2013

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

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

Tonight
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots...increasing to 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop to choppy.

Sunday
Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop to choppy.

Sunday Night
Southeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain after midnight.

Monday
South wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain in the morning...then showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Monday Night
South wind 10 to 15 knots...becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop to choppy. Showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday
North wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop to choppy. A slight chance of rain in the morning.

Tuesday Night
North wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Wednesday
North wind 15 to 20 knots...becoming 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop in the afternoon.


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