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Attention Boaters! Interested in safely navigating the waters and being prepared for hazardous weather? The presentation from the NOAA/NWS Weather & Navigation Virtual Seminar is available:

PDF version click here. Recording click here.

Some of the topics covered include precision navigation, nautical charts, marine forecasts, and weather warnings.

 

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Current Radar and Hazards

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Click the map below for a detailed, zone based Coastal Waters Forecast

Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Pensacola, FL out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Pensacola, FL from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Mexico Beach out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Mexico Beach from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Apalachicola to Ochlockonee River out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Apalachicola to Ochlockonee River from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Ochlockonee River to Keaton Beach out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Keaton Beach to Suwanee River out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Suwanee River to Tarpon Springs out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Suwanee River to Tarpon Springs from 20 to 60 NM Offshore Waters for the Gulf of Mexico North of 25N and East of 87W

 

Nearshore Marine Forecasts

Offshore Marine Forecasts

Click a point below for a detailed Hourly Weather Graph

If you need a forecast for a point not represented above...

10NM ESE Destin FL 15NM WNW Panama City Beach FL 22NM SE Destin FL 3NM SSW Panama City Beach FL  10NM S Panama City FL 18NM SSE Panama City FL 34NM S Panama City FL 17NM S Panama City Beach FL 21NM WSW Apalachicola FL 3NM SSE Buckeye Reef FL 18NM ENE Buckeye Reef FL 12NM SSW Shell Point FL 2NM SSW Shell Point FL 17NM SE Shell Point FL 20NM NW Steinhatchee FL 18NM WSW Steinhatchee FL 7NM SW Steinhatchee FL 8NM WNW Suwannee FL 19NM W Suwannee River FL 13NM SE Saint Marks FL 15NM S Buckeye Reef FL

Learn About Rip Current Safety Before Visiting The Beach!

If a high risk of rip currents is in effect, a link to the latest Coastal Flood Statement will appear below: 

Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements 

 

 

For a graphical forecast, visit weather.gov/beach/tae or see the county based surf zone forecast below:

 


Detailed Surf Zone Forecast


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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1202 PM EDT Wed Aug 4 2021

.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

Winds will generally remain out of the southwest today at around
10-15 knots at all area beaches. This will lead to surf building to
around 2 feet at most Panhandle beaches; however, Franklin county
beaches may be slightly sheltered due to the more westerly nature of
the winds today. This will lead to moderate threats for rip currents
at Bay, Walton, and Franklin county beaches today. Gulf county beaches
are expected to have a high threat for rip currents today.

Based on communication with area beach officials, the following flags
are flying at area beaches:

Walton........................Yellow
Bay...........................Yellow
State Park Gulf Beaches.......Red
West Facing Gulf Beaches......Yellow
South Facing Gulf Beaches.....Red
Franklin......................Yellow

FLZ108-050000-
South Walton-
Including the beaches of Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach,
and Turquoise Beach
1102 AM CDT Wed Aug 4 2021

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........82 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................East winds around 5 mph.
Tides...
None.
Sunrise.....................7:05 AM.
Sunset......................8:36 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Winds.......................East winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 07:58 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:06 AM.
Sunset......................8:35 PM.

.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid
80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae

$$

FLZ112-050000-
Coastal Bay-
Including the beaches of Panama City Beach and Magnolia Beach
1102 AM CDT Wed Aug 4 2021

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........82 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy. Showers and
thunderstorms likely.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
southeast in the afternoon.
Tides...
None.
Sunrise.....................7:04 AM.
Sunset......................8:34 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Partly sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Winds.......................Southeast winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 07:58 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:04 AM.
Sunset......................8:33 PM.

.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid
80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Showers and
thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae

$$

FLZ114-050000-
Coastal Gulf-
Including the beaches of Saint Joe Beach
1202 PM EDT Wed Aug 4 2021 /1102 AM CDT Wed Aug 4 2021/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk...
W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
S Facing Beaches.........High.
State Park Beaches.......High.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 2 feet.
S Facing Beaches.........1 to 2 feet.
State Park Beaches.......Around 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Low.
Water Temperature...........83 degrees.
Weather.....................Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms
likely.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 11:44 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:03 AM.
Sunset......................8:32 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk...
W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......High.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 2 feet.
S Facing Beaches.........Around 2 feet.
State Park Beaches.......Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Partly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms
likely.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................South winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 05:18 AM EDT.
Low at 08:30 AM EDT.
High at 12:43 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:03 AM.
Sunset......................8:31 PM.

.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot. Mostly
sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around
5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae

$$

FLZ115-050000-
Coastal Franklin-
Including the beaches of Apalachicola
1202 PM EDT Wed Aug 4 2021

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 to 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Low.
Water Temperature...........85 degrees.
Weather.....................Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds around 10 mph, becoming
south in the afternoon.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 11:44 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:01 AM.
Sunset......................8:30 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Partly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms
likely.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................South winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 08:30 AM EDT.
High at 12:43 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:02 AM.
Sunset......................8:29 PM.

.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height 1 foot or less. Partly
sunny. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae


$$


 Latest Significant Wave Height Forecast (3 Hourly Intervals, Out to 144 Hours)

 

 

 Additional NWPS Forecasts, including Wind Speed and Wave Period, as well as smaller domains, are available at the following link

Addtional Model Data


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Tide information for Tuesday August 03 2021.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
High 12:15 AM ... Low 04:05 AM ... High 10:25 AM ... Low 06:38 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 10:58 AM ... Low 08:40 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
High 05:53 AM ... Low 05:50 PM.

Note that the times of high and low tide are 3 minutes earlier at
Shell Point than at the Saint Marks River Entrance.

The average water temperature at Destin was 86.7 degrees.
The average water temperature at Apalachicola was 84.2 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
August 3 2021: Sunrise 657 AM EDT Sunset 830 PM EDT



More Information on Tides and SST's