Beach & Marine Forecast thru Mar 29

Strong northwest flow will develop overnight in the wake of a strong cold front.

Advisory level winds will persist into at least Monday night with cautionary conditions lingering into Wednesday.

High pressure will then build over the waters allowing conditions to relax for the second half of the week.

Forecast as of 9:31 PM EDT on March 24, 2013

Small Craft Advisory in effect through Tuesday morning
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Small Craft Advisory
Statement as of 9:33 PM EDT on March 24, 2013

... Small Craft Advisory now in effect until 11 am EDT Tuesday...

The Small Craft Advisory is now in effect until 11 am EDT
Tuesday.

* Winds: highest around 25 knots with gusts over 30 knots tonight.

* Waves: highest 8 to 9 feet tonight into Monday morning offshore.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.
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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-

Tonight
West wind 20 to 25 knots becoming northwest around 25 knots with near gale force gusts. Seas 5 to 7 feet building to 6 to 8 feet. Protected waters rough.

Monday
Northwest wind 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters rough becoming choppy.

Monday Night
Northwest wind15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet...except 2 to 3 feet in Apalachee Bay. Protected waters choppy to rough.

Tuesday
Northwest wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet... except 2 to 3 feet in Apalachee Bay. Protected waters choppy becoming a moderate chop.

Tuesday Night
North wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters choppy.

Wednesday
North wind around 15 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters choppy becoming smooth.

Wednesday Night
North wind around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Thursday
Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Thursday Night
North wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.

Friday
Northeast wind around 10 knots becoming onshore in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop.


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