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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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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
1233 PM EST Tue Dec 1 2020

...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS FOR WEST FACING BEACHES IN GULF COUNTY...

.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

The rip current risk has lessened along most of the coast, but
remains high along west facing beaches in Gulf County due to north
northwest flow. The rip risk will then lower for the rest of the
work week before becoming high again this weekend.

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

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

FLZ108-020000-
South Walton-
Including the beaches of Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach,
and Turquoise Beach
1133 AM CST Tue Dec 1 2020

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........66 degrees.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 50s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
None.
Sunrise.....................7:24 AM.
Sunset......................5:44 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Low.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 50s.
Winds.......................Northeast winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............Low at 08:32 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:25 AM.
Sunset......................5:44 PM.

.THURSDAY...Low rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot. Mostly
cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s.
East winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. A chance of
showers with isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. South
winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs around 60.
Northwest 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

$$

FLZ112-020000-
Coastal Bay-
Including the beaches of Panama City Beach and Magnolia Beach
1233 PM EST Tue Dec 1 2020

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 3 feet.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........66 degrees.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 50s.
Winds.......................North winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
None.
Sunrise.....................7:22 AM.
Sunset......................5:42 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Low.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 50s.
Winds.......................Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............Low at 08:32 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:22 AM.
Sunset......................5:42 PM.

.THURSDAY...Low rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot. Partly
sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s.
East winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. A chance of
showers with isolated thunderstorms. Highs around 70. Southeast winds
around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower
60s. Northwest 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

$$

FLZ114-020000-
Coastal Gulf-
Including the beaches of Saint Joe Beach
1233 PM EST Tue Dec 1 2020 /1133 AM CST Tue Dec 1 2020/

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
W Facing Beaches.........High.
S Facing Beaches.........High.
State Park Beaches.......High.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 2 feet.
S Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
State Park Beaches.......Around 3 feet.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........64 degrees.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 50s.
Winds.......................North winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 10:52 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:19 AM.
Sunset......................5:42 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
W Facing Beaches.........Low.
S Facing Beaches.........Low.
State Park Beaches.......Low.
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.
High Temperature............Around 60.
Winds.......................Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 11:26 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:20 AM.
Sunset......................5:42 PM.

.THURSDAY...Low rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot. Partly
sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s.
East winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. A chance of
showers with isolated thunderstorms. Highs around 70. Southeast winds
around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower
60s. Northwest 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

$$

FLZ115-020000-
Coastal Franklin-
Including the beaches of Apalachicola
1233 PM EST Tue Dec 1 2020

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........63 degrees.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 50s.
Winds.......................North winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
None.
Sunrise.....................7:18 AM.
Sunset......................5:40 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Low.
Surf Height.................1 to 2 feet.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............Around 60.
Winds.......................Northeast winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 11:26 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:18 AM.
Sunset......................5:40 PM.

.THURSDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Partly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper
60s. East winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. A chance of
showers with isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s.
Southeast winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest 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


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TIDTAE

Tide information for Tuesday December 01 2020.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
High 01:28 AM ... Low 08:37 AM ... High 03:11 PM ... Low 08:20 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 02:22 AM ... Low 10:52 AM ... High 06:37 PM ... Low 10:26 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
Low 07:47 AM ... High 09:16 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 71.0 degrees.
The average water temperature at Apalachicola was 68.0 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
December 1 2020: Sunrise 717 AM EST ... Sunset 536 PM EST ...



More Information on Tides and SST's