Beach and Marine Forecast thru July 20

High pressure centered over the Ohio Valley will keep moderate to occasionally strong easterly winds in place through midweek.

Winds will hover around exercise caution levels this morning as a tropical wave traverses the marine area.

The high will build progressively south into the northern Gulf of Mexico resulting in local winds decreasing below headline criteria by this afternoon and veering to onshore by Thursday into a more typical summertime regime.

Forecast as of 10:42 am EDT on July 16, 2013

Small craft operators should exercise caution

Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River To Apalachicola Fl Out To
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-

Today
East wind 15 to 20 knots...becoming 10 to 15 knots mid to late afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Protected waters choppy...becoming a light to moderate chop in the afternoon. Winds and seas higher near scattered showers and thunderstorms...becoming isolated later this afternoon.

Tonight
East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night.

Wednesday
East wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop becoming light late in the afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms through the day.

Wednesday Night
East wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night.

Thursday And Thursday Night
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Friday And Friday Night
South wind 5 to 10 knots. Protected waters smooth to a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday
Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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