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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

 

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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
1132 AM EDT Tue Apr 7 2020


...LOCAL BEACHES ARE CLOSED FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING PURPOSES...


.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

Southerly or southwesterly winds will be around 10 mph or less
today. Surf will be around 1 foot. A moderate risk for rip
currents is expected today.


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


.Tide information for Tuesday April 07 2020...

Saint Marks River Entrance.
High 02:22 AM ... Low 08:35 AM ... High 02:45 PM ... Low 08:59 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 04:00 AM ... Low 10:49 AM ... High 04:25 PM ... Low 10:55 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
Low 05:48 AM ... High 11:37 AM ... Low 05:23 PM.



FLZ108-081545-
South Walton-
1032 AM CDT Tue Apr 7 2020

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
today.
Beach Flags: Double Red (updated 10 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are possible in the surf zone. Swim
near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight
the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable
to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired, float
or tread water until out of the rip current. Always heed the advice
of the local beach patrol and consult the local beach flag system. If
in doubt, don`t go out.

The UV index today is 7 or high exposure.


Time (local) 10 am 1 pm 4 pm 7 pm
Chance Precip (%)...10 10 20 20
Weather Type........PtCldy PtCldy Tstms Tstms
Temp................71 75 75 71
Apparent Temp.......71 75 75 71
Wind (mph)..........S 5 S 9 S 8 S 5
Wind Gust...........13 14 14 13
Surf Ht (ft)........1 1 1 1
Period (s)..........5 5 5 5


.Wednesday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........10 percent
High Temperature....81
Max Apparent Temp...88
Wind................Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Surf Ht.............1 to 2 feet.
UV Index............8 or very high exposure.


$$

FLZ112-081545-
Coastal Bay-
1132 AM EDT Tue Apr 7 2020

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
today.
Beach Flags: Double Red (updated 10 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are possible in the surf zone. Swim
near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight
the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable
to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired, float
or tread water until out of the rip current. Always heed the advice
of the local beach patrol and consult the local beach flag system. If
in doubt, don`t go out.

The UV index today is 8 or very high exposure.


Time (local) 10 am 1 pm 4 pm 7 pm
Chance Precip (%)...0 10 10 10
Weather Type........PtCldy PtCldy PtCldy MoCldy
Temp................72 77 77 72
Apparent Temp.......72 77 78 72
Wind (mph)..........S 5 S 10 SW 9 SW 5
Wind Gust...........14 16 15 14
Surf Ht (ft)........1 1 1 1
Period (s)..........5 5 4 4


.Wednesday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........10 percent
High Temperature....82
Max Apparent Temp...92
Wind................West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Surf Ht.............1 to 3 feet.
UV Index............7 or high exposure.


$$

FLZ114-081545-
Coastal Gulf-
1132 AM EDT Tue Apr 7 2020 /1032 AM CDT Tue Apr 7 2020/

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
today.
Beach Flags: Double Red (updated 11 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are possible in the surf zone. Swim
near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight
the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable
to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired, float
or tread water until out of the rip current. Always heed the advice
of the local beach patrol and consult the local beach flag system. If
in doubt, don`t go out.

The UV index today is 8 or very high exposure.


Time (local) 11 AM 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM
Chance Precip (%)...0 0 10 10
Weather Type........PtCldy PtCldy PtCldy MoCldy
Temp................72 77 77 73
Apparent Temp.......72 77 77 73
Wind (mph)..........S 5 S 8 SW 6 SW 3
Wind Gust...........13 14 14 12
Surf Ht (ft)........1 1 1 1
Period (s)..........5 5 4 4


.Wednesday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........0 percent
High Temperature....80
Max Apparent Temp...90
Wind................West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Surf Ht.............1 to 3 feet.
UV Index............7 or high exposure.


$$

FLZ115-081545-
Coastal Franklin-
1132 AM EDT Tue Apr 7 2020

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
today.
Beach Flags: Double Red (updated 11 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are possible in the surf zone. Swim
near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight
the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable
to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired, float
or tread water until out of the rip current. Always heed the advice
of the local beach patrol and consult the local beach flag system. If
in doubt, don`t go out.

The UV index today is 8 or very high exposure.


Time (local) 11 AM 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM
Chance Precip (%)...0 0 10 10
Weather Type........PtCldy PtCldy PtCldy PtCldy
Temp................72 76 77 73
Apparent Temp.......72 77 77 73
Wind (mph)..........SE 4 S 5 SW 5 SW 3
Wind Gust...........11 12 13 11
Surf Ht (ft)........1 1 1 1
Period (s)..........5 4 4 4


.Wednesday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........0 percent
High Temperature....81
Max Apparent Temp...92
Wind................West winds up to 15 mph.
Surf Ht.............1 foot or less.
UV Index............6 or high exposure.


$$


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Addtional Model Data


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TIDTAE

Tide information for Tuesday April 07 2020.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
High 02:22 AM ... Low 08:35 AM ... High 02:45 PM ... Low 08:59 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 04:00 AM ... Low 10:49 AM ... High 04:25 PM ... Low 10:55 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
Low 05:48 AM ... High 11:37 AM ... Low 05:23 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 71.6 degrees.
The average water temperature at Apalachicola was 69.8 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
April 7 2020: Sunrise 719 AM EDT Sunset 800 PM EDT



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