Onshore flow will increase through Sunday ahead of an approaching storm system.
Small Craft Advisory winds are likely by late this evening and advisory level seas on Sunday morning.
Strong offshore flow will develop later on Sunday in the wake of a cold front with advisory conditions persisting into afternoon.
Exercise caution to possible low-end advisory headlines will continue through mid-week...especially offshore as moderate to strong offshore flow persists.
Forecast as of 3:46 am EDT on March 23, 2013
Small Craft Advisory in effect from this evening through Monday afternoon
******Small Craft Advisory******
Statement as of 3:46 AM EDT on March 23, 2013
... Small Craft Advisory in effect from 8 PM this evening to 2 PM
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a Small
Craft Advisory... which is in effect from 8 PM this evening to
2 PM EDT Monday.
* Winds: highest around 20 kts this evening increasing to 20 to
25 kts overnight then 20 kts Monday morning.
* Waves: highest up to seven feet this evening increasing to eight
to nine feet overnight down to seven feet Monday morning.
A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots...
and/or seas 7 feet or higher... are expected to produce hazardous
wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners...
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.
Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River To Apalachicola Fl Out To
Coastal Waters From Suwannee River To Keaton Beach Fl Out 20 Nm-
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Numerous showers and thunderstorms. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms may be severe with damaging winds and large hail.
Southwest wind 15 to 20 increasing to around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms may be severe.
West wind around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy. A chance of showers and mainly morning thunderstorms.
West wind around 20 knots becoming northwest 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Protected waters choppy increasing to rough in the late evening and overnight.
Northwest wind around 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop in the afternoon.
North wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
Tuesday Night And Wednesday
North wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.