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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.

 

Welcome to the new Marine Website for NWS Tallahassee! The legacy marine website can be found by clicking here.

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Current Radar and Hazards

For more detail, visit NWS EDD and customize your experience!

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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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SRFTAE

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1218 PM EST Wed Jan 19 2022

.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

As high pressure moves to the east, southerly winds will dominate
today at area beaches. Expect 1-2 feet of surf with a moderate risk
of rip currents at all beaches except Bay County beaches where a high
risk of rip currents is present.

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

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

FLZ108-200715-
South Walton-
Including the beaches of Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach,
and Turquoise Beach
1118 AM CST Wed Jan 19 2022

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Low.
Water Temperature...........57 degrees.
Weather.....................Partly sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 60s.
Winds.......................Southeast winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
None.
Sunrise.....................7:41 AM.
Sunset......................6:10 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................2 to 3 feet.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy. Showers.
High Temperature............In the upper 60s.
Winds.......................South winds around 10 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides...
Panama City..............Low at 08:37 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:41 AM.
Sunset......................6:11 PM.

.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height 1 foot or less.
Cloudy. Rain likely. Cooler. Highs in the upper 40s. North winds
around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Low rip current risk*. Partly sunny. Highs in the upper
40s. Northeast winds around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs in the
lower 50s. North 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

$$

FLZ112-200715-
Coastal Bay-
Including the beaches of Panama City Beach and Magnolia Beach
1118 AM CST Wed Jan 19 2022

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Low.
Water Temperature...........59 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 60s.
Winds.......................Southeast winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
None.
Sunrise.....................7:38 AM.
Sunset......................6:08 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Partly sunny until 4 PM, then cloudy.
Showers.
High Temperature............In the upper 60s.
Winds.......................South winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............Low at 08:37 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:38 AM.
Sunset......................6:09 PM.

.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height 1 foot or less.
Cloudy. Rain likely. Cooler. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds
around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Partly sunny. A slight chance
of rain. Highs in the upper 40s. Northeast winds around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs in the
lower 50s. North 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

$$

FLZ114-200715-
Coastal Gulf-
Including the beaches of Saint Joe Beach
1218 PM EST Wed Jan 19 2022 /1118 AM CST Wed Jan 19 2022/

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk...
W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......High.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
S Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
State Park Beaches.......Around 1 foot.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........57 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 60s.
Winds.......................Southeast winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 11:30 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:36 AM.
Sunset......................6:08 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk...
W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......High.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
S Facing Beaches.........Around 2 feet.
State Park Beaches.......Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Partly sunny. Showers likely.
High Temperature............In the upper 60s.
Winds.......................South winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 11:55 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:36 AM.
Sunset......................6:08 PM.

.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height 1 foot or less. Cloudy.
Rain likely. Cooler. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds around
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of
rain. Highs in the lower 50s. Northeast winds around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid
50s. North 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

$$

FLZ115-200715-
Coastal Franklin-
Including the beaches of Apalachicola
1218 PM EST Wed Jan 19 2022

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........55 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 60s.
Winds.......................Southeast winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 11:30 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:35 AM.
Sunset......................6:06 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
High Temperature............In the mid 60s.
Winds.......................South winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 11:55 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:34 AM.
Sunset......................6:07 PM.

.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height 1 foot or less. Cloudy.
Rain likely. Cooler. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of
rain. Highs in the lower 50s. Northeast winds around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs in the
lower 50s. North 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


$$

 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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TIDTAE

Tide information for Wednesday January 19 2022.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
High 02:07 AM ... Low 09:09 AM ... High 03:40 PM ... Low 09:01 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 03:10 AM ... Low 11:30 AM ... High 06:41 PM ... Low 11:13 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
Low 08:24 AM ... High 10:23 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 64.5 degrees.
The average water temperature at Apalachicola was 53.6 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
January 19 2022: Sunrise 734 AM EST ... Sunset 603 PM EST ...


More Information on Tides and SST's