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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

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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

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Detailed Surf Zone Forecast


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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
331 AM EST Sun Dec 8 2019


...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND BEACHES
TODAY...


.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

Increasing ESE winds today will result in stronger onshore or
longshore flow with increasing surf heights. Expect strong and
frequent rip currents to be present through the day.


Water Temperature:
65 degrees at Panama City Beach.
60 degrees at the FSU Coastal and Marine Lab near Apalachicola.


.Tide information for Sunday December 08 2019...

Saint Marks River Entrance.
Low 05:45 AM ... High 12:10 PM ... Low 05:32 PM ... High 11:29 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 12:02 AM ... Low 07:58 AM ... High 02:49 PM ... Low 07:14 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
Low 05:05 AM ... High 07:20 PM.



FLZ108-090900-
South Walton-
231 AM CST Sun Dec 8 2019

.TODAY...

The forecast may be updated around 10 AM upon coordination with the
beach patrols

Rip Current Forecast: High risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
currents are likely today.

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are expected today. When the rip
current risk is high, the surf and water conditions are dangerous for
all levels of swimmers. If the flags are changing to double red,
remember that means the water is closed.

The UV index today is 7 or high exposure.


Time (local) 6 am 9 am 12 pm 3 pm 6 pm
Chance Precip (%)...10 10 10 10 40
Weather Type........MoCldy MoCldy PtCldy PtCldy Shwrs
Temp................57 61 67 69 63
Apparent Temp.......57 61 67 69 63
Wind (mph)..........E 10 E 12 SE 12 SE 11 SE 8
Wind Gust...........19 19 19 19 18
Surf Ht (ft)........4 4 4 5 4
Period (s)..........6 6 6 6 6


.Monday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........30 percent
High Temperature....74
Max Apparent Temp...75
Wind................Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Surf Ht.............2 to 4 feet.
UV Index............8 or very high exposure.


$$

FLZ112-090900-
Coastal Bay-
331 AM EST Sun Dec 8 2019

.TODAY...

The forecast may be updated around 10 AM upon coordination with the
beach patrols

Rip Current Forecast: High risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
currents are likely today.

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are expected today. When the rip
current risk is high, the surf and water conditions are dangerous for
all levels of swimmers. If the flags are changing to double red,
remember that means the water is closed.

The UV index today is 8 or very high exposure.


Time (local) 6 am 9 am 12 pm 3 pm 6 pm
Chance Precip (%)...10 10 10 10 40
Weather Type........MoCldy MoCldy PtCldy PtCldy Shwrs
Temp................57 62 69 71 63
Apparent Temp.......57 62 69 71 63
Wind (mph)..........E 10 E 11 SE 11 SE 10 SE 6
Wind Gust...........19 19 19 19 17
Surf Ht (ft)........3 3 3 3 3
Period (s)..........5 6 6 5 5


.Monday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........40 percent
High Temperature....76
Max Apparent Temp...78
Wind................Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Surf Ht.............2 to 4 feet.
UV Index............7 or high exposure.


$$

FLZ114-090900-
Coastal Gulf-
331 AM EST Sun Dec 8 2019 /231 AM CST Sun Dec 8 2019/

.TODAY...

The forecast may be updated around 10 AM upon coordination with the
beach patrols

Rip Current Forecast: High risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
currents are likely today.

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are expected today. When the rip
current risk is high, the surf and water conditions are dangerous for
all levels of swimmers. If the flags are changing to double red,
remember that means the water is closed.

The UV index today is 8 or very high exposure.


Time (local) 7 AM 10 AM 1 PM 4 PM 7 PM
Chance Precip (%)...0 0 0 0 30
Weather Type........MoCldy MoCldy PtCldy PtCldy Shwrs
Temp................58 64 69 70 63
Apparent Temp.......58 64 69 70 63
Wind (mph)..........E 11 E 12 SE 12 SE 10 SE 6
Wind Gust...........22 22 21 21 19
Surf Ht (ft)........2 2 2 1 1
Period (s)..........5 5 5 5 5


.Monday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........40 percent
High Temperature....75
Max Apparent Temp...77
Wind................Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Surf Ht.............2 to 4 feet.
UV Index............7 or high exposure.


$$

FLZ115-090900-
Coastal Franklin-
331 AM EST Sun Dec 8 2019

.TODAY...

The forecast may be updated around 10 AM upon coordination with the
beach patrols

Rip Current Forecast: High risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
currents are likely today.

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are expected today. When the rip
current risk is high, the surf and water conditions are dangerous for
all levels of swimmers. If the flags are changing to double red,
remember that means the water is closed.

The UV index today is 8 or very high exposure.


Time (local) 7 AM 10 AM 1 PM 4 PM 7 PM
Chance Precip (%)...0 0 0 0 20
Weather Type........MoCldy MoCldy PtCldy PtCldy Shwrs
Temp................58 63 68 68 63
Apparent Temp.......58 63 68 68 63
Wind (mph)..........E 10 E 11 E 10 SE 8 SE 5
Wind Gust...........23 22 21 19 18
Surf Ht (ft)........3 3 2 2 1
Period (s)..........5 5 5 5 5


.Monday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........40 percent
High Temperature....74
Max Apparent Temp...77
Wind................South winds 5 to 15 mph.
Surf Ht.............2 to 4 feet.
UV Index............6 or high exposure.


$$

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Addtional Model Data


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Tide information for Sunday December 08 2019.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
Low 05:45 AM ... High 12:10 PM ... Low 05:32 PM ... High 11:29 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 12:02 AM ... Low 07:58 AM ... High 02:49 PM ... Low 07:14 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
Low 05:05 AM ... High 07:20 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 65.6 degrees.
The average water temperature at Apalachicola was 60.8 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
December 8 2019: Sunrise 722 AM EST ... Sunset 537 PM EST ...


More Information on Tides and SST's