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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

 

Nearshore Marine Forecasts

Offshore Marine Forecasts

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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


960
FZUS52 KTAE 090010
SRFTAE

Surf Zone Forecast for Florida
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
809 PM EDT Wed Jul 8 2020

FLZ108-090800-
South Walton-
Including the beaches of Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach,
and Turquoise Beach
709 PM CDT Wed Jul 8 2020

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Low.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
UV Index**..................Extreme.
Water Temperature...........81 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 102.
Winds.......................West winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 12:48 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:50 AM.
Sunset......................8:50 PM.

.FRIDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 108.
Winds.......................West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 01:10 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:51 AM.
Sunset......................8:50 PM.

.SATURDAY...Low rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Low rip current risk*. Sunny. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds
around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds around 10 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

$$

FLZ112-090800-
Coastal Bay-
Including the beaches of Panama City Beach and Magnolia Beach
709 PM CDT Wed Jul 8 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
UV Index**..................Extreme.
Water Temperature...........81 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 102.
Winds.......................West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 12:48 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:49 AM.
Sunset......................8:47 PM.

.FRIDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 108.
Winds.......................West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 01:10 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:49 AM.
Sunset......................8:47 PM.

.SATURDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. A chance of showers and
a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds
around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds around 15 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

$$

FLZ114-090800-
Coastal Gulf-
Including the beaches of Saint Joe Beach
709 PM CDT Wed Jul 8 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......Moderate.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........1 foot or less.
S Facing Beaches.........1 foot or less.
State Park Beaches.......1 foot or less.
UV Index**..................Extreme.
Water Temperature...........82 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 100.
Winds.......................West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 08:47 AM EDT.
Low at 01:42 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:48 AM.
Sunset......................8:45 PM.

.FRIDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......Moderate.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........1 foot or less.
S Facing Beaches.........1 foot or less.
State Park Beaches.......1 foot or less.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 108.
Winds.......................West winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 09:12 AM EDT.
Low at 02:36 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:49 AM.
Sunset......................8:45 PM.

.SATURDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. A chance of showers and
a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds
around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds around 15 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

$$

FLZ115-090800-
Coastal Franklin-
Including the beaches of Apalachicola
809 PM EDT Wed Jul 8 2020

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Low.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
UV Index**..................Extreme.
Water Temperature...........84 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 102.
Winds.......................West winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 08:47 AM EDT.
Low at 01:42 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:46 AM.
Sunset......................8:43 PM.

.FRIDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Low.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 106.
Winds.......................West winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 09:12 AM EDT.
Low at 02:36 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:47 AM.
Sunset......................8:43 PM.

.SATURDAY...Low rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Low rip current risk*. Sunny. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds
around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds around 15 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


$$



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Addtional Model Data


676
SOUS42 KTAE 090009
TIDTAE

Tide information for Thursday July 09 2020.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
High 06:02 AM ... Low 11:18 AM ... High 05:11 PM.

Apalachicola.
Low 01:46 AM ... High 08:47 AM ... Low 01:42 PM ... High 06:33 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
High 12:48 PM ... Low 10:47 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 84.2 degrees.
The average water temperature at Apalachicola was 82.4 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
July 9 2020: Sunrise 643 AM EDT Sunset 842 PM EDT



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