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Heavy Rain in the Northwest; Winter Weather from the Midwest to Northeast

Heavy rain in the Pacific Northwest will will force sharp rises on the rivers flowing off the Cascades where a Flood Watch has been issued. A storm will track across the Midwest to the Northeast through this weekend bringing a wintry mix over portions of the Midwest and Northeast. South of the storm track, heavy rain will fall from the Lower Mississippi River Valley to the Mid-Atlantic. Read More >

 

 

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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

If a high risk of rip currents is in effect, a link to the latest Coastal Flood Statement will appear below: 

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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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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
357 AM EST Thu Jan 23 2020


.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

East-to-northeast winds at around 10 knots will make for a
moderate risk of rip currents for all county beaches today.


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


.Tide information for Thursday January 23 2020...

Saint Marks River Entrance.
High 12:19 AM ... Low 07:30 AM ... High 01:59 PM ... Low 07:05 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 12:49 AM ... Low 09:44 AM ... High 05:16 PM ... Low 09:12 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
Low 06:56 AM ... High 08:32 PM.



FLZ108-240900-
South Walton-
257 AM CST Thu Jan 23 2020

.TODAY...

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

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
today.

.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) 6 am 9 am 12 pm 3 pm 6 pm
Chance Precip (%)...40 20 40 60 80
Weather Type........Shwrs Shwrs Shwrs Shwrs Tstms
Temp................47 49 58 63 60
Apparent Temp.......43 44 58 63 60
Wind (mph)..........E 8 E 10 SE 11 SE 11 SE 10
Wind Gust...........17 17 19 19 19
Surf Ht (ft)........2 3 3 4 4
Period (s)..........4 4 5 5 5


.Friday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........30 percent
High Temperature....65
Max Apparent Temp...65
Wind................Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Surf Ht.............2 to 4 feet.
UV Index............8 or very high exposure.


$$

FLZ112-240900-
Coastal Bay-
357 AM EST Thu Jan 23 2020

.TODAY...

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

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
today.

.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) 6 am 9 am 12 pm 3 pm 6 pm
Chance Precip (%)...30 20 30 50 70
Weather Type........Shwrs Shwrs Shwrs Shwrs Tstms
Temp................47 50 60 65 61
Apparent Temp.......45 49 60 65 61
Wind (mph)..........E 8 E 10 SE 11 SE 10 SE 9
Wind Gust...........17 18 18 19 17
Surf Ht (ft)........1 2 2 3 3
Period (s)..........3 4 4 4 4


.Friday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........40 percent
High Temperature....69
Max Apparent Temp...69
Wind................West winds up to 10 mph rising to 5 to 15 mph
in the afternoon.
Surf Ht.............2 to 4 feet.
UV Index............7 or high exposure.


$$

FLZ114-240900-
Coastal Gulf-
357 AM EST Thu Jan 23 2020 /257 AM CST Thu Jan 23 2020/

.TODAY...

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

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
today.

.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) 7 AM 10 AM 1 PM 4 PM 7 PM
Chance Precip (%)...30 20 20 30 50
Weather Type........Shwrs Shwrs Shwrs Shwrs Tstms
Temp................48 52 62 64 61
Apparent Temp.......46 52 62 64 61
Wind (mph)..........E 8 E 11 E 11 SE 9 SE 8
Wind Gust...........19 21 21 20 18
Surf Ht (ft)........1 1 1 1 1
Period (s)..........3 3 4 4 4


.Friday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........50 percent
High Temperature....69
Max Apparent Temp...69
Wind................West winds up to 10 mph rising to 5 to 15 mph
in the afternoon.
Surf Ht.............2 to 4 feet.
UV Index............7 or high exposure.


$$

FLZ115-240900-
Coastal Franklin-
357 AM EST Thu Jan 23 2020

.TODAY...

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

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
today.

.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) 7 AM 10 AM 1 PM 4 PM 7 PM
Chance Precip (%)...10 10 0 20 40
Weather Type........Cloudy Cloudy MoCldy Shwrs Tstms
Temp................49 53 60 63 60
Apparent Temp.......48 53 60 63 60
Wind (mph)..........NE 6 E 10 E 9 E 6 E 5
Wind Gust...........20 21 20 18 17
Surf Ht (ft)........2 2 2 1 1
Period (s)..........4 4 4 4 4


.Friday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........50 percent
High Temperature....69
Max Apparent Temp...70
Wind................West winds up to 10 mph.
Surf Ht.............1 to 2 feet.
UV Index............6 or high exposure.


$$

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Addtional Model Data


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Tide information for Thursday January 23 2020.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
High 12:19 AM ... Low 07:30 AM ... High 01:59 PM ... Low 07:05 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 12:49 AM ... Low 09:44 AM ... High 05:16 PM ... Low 09:12 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
Low 06:56 AM ... High 08:32 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 63.6 degrees.
The average water temperature at Apalachicola was 53.6 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
January 23 2020: Sunrise 733 AM EST ... Sunset 606 PM EST ...


More Information on Tides and SST's