Beach & Marine Forecast thru Nov 23

With the pressure gradient expected to tighten up again tonight... northeasterly winds should regain cautionary levels which will should linger into Monday morning.

Winds will then decrease to below headline levels and remain out of the north to northeast for much of the upcoming week...except for the possibility for a couple of short periods of cautionary conditions before Thursday.

Forecast as of 4:18 PM EST on November 18, 2012

Small craft operators should exercise caution

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
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet outside of Apalachee Bay. Protected waters a moderate chop to choppy.

Monday
Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots early decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet nearshore and 2 to 3 feet offshore. Protected waters choppy becoming a light to moderate chop.

Monday Night
Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday
North wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet nearshore and 2 to 3 feet offshore. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Tuesday Night
North wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet...highest offshore. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Wednesday
North wind around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet nearshore and 3 to 5 feet well offshore. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Wednesday Night
North wind around 15 knots becoming northeast. Seas 2 to 3 feet nearshore and 3 to 5 feet well offshore. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Thursday
Northeast wind around 15 knots becoming north at 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet nearshore and 3 to 5 feet well offshore...subsiding to 1 to 2 feet nearshore and 2 to 4 feet offshore. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Thursday Night
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet nearshore and 2 to 4 feet well offshore. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Friday
Northeast wind around 10 knots becoming north. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.


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