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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

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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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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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FZUS52 KTAE 290532
SRFTAE

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
132 AM EDT Tue Sep 29 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK TODAY FOR WEST-FACING GULF COUNTY BEACHES
NORTH OF CAPE SAN BLAS...

.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

For today, a high risk of rip currents for Gulf County Beaches north
of Cape San Blas due to brisk onshore flow, building wave heights 2
to 3 feet. Elsewhere, a moderate risk for Walton and Bay Counties,
and a low risk for Franklin County. A wet day is in store for area
beaches east of Walton County, with showers and thunderstorms likely.
The clouds and precipitation will maintain temperatures in the 70s.

FLZ108-292030-
South Walton-
Including the beaches of Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach,
and Turquoise Beach
1232 AM CDT Tue Sep 29 2020

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........82 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the lower 70s.
Winds.......................North winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 09:38 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:37 AM.
Sunset......................7:32 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................North winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 10:38 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:38 AM.
Sunset......................7:31 PM.

.THURSDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height 1 foot or less.
Sunny. Highs around 80. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
North winds around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Northeast 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

$$

FLZ112-292030-
Coastal Bay-
Including the beaches of Panama City Beach and Magnolia Beach
132 AM EDT Tue Sep 29 2020

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........82 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................North winds 15 to 20 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 09:38 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:35 AM.
Sunset......................7:30 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 10:38 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:36 AM.
Sunset......................7:29 PM.

.THURSDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height 1 foot or less.
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. North winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
North winds around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Northeast 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

$$

FLZ114-292030-
Coastal Gulf-
Including the beaches of Saint Joe Beach
132 AM EDT Tue Sep 29 2020 /1232 AM CDT Tue Sep 29 2020/

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
W Facing Beaches.........High.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......High.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
S Facing Beaches.........1 foot or less.
State Park Beaches.......1 to 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........79 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and a
chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 09:31 AM EDT.
High at 03:11 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:34 AM.
Sunset......................7:29 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
W Facing Beaches.........High.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......High.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
S Facing Beaches.........1 foot or less.
State Park Beaches.......Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 10:07 AM EDT.
High at 03:57 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:34 AM.
Sunset......................7:27 PM.

.THURSDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height 1 foot or less.
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. North winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
North winds around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Northeast 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

$$

FLZ115-292030-
Coastal Franklin-
Including the beaches of Apalachicola
132 AM EDT Tue Sep 29 2020

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........77 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy. Showers with
thunderstorms likely.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 09:31 AM EDT.
High at 03:11 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:32 AM.
Sunset......................7:27 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Low.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 10:07 AM EDT.
High at 03:57 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:33 AM.
Sunset......................7:26 PM.

.THURSDAY...Low rip current risk*. Surf height 1 foot or less. Sunny.
Highs in the upper 70s. North winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Low rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. North
winds around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Low rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Northeast 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 September 29 2020.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
High 01:42 AM ... Low 07:26 AM ... High 01:41 PM ... Low 08:06 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 04:00 AM ... Low 09:31 AM ... High 03:11 PM ... Low 10:12 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
High 09:38 AM ... Low 05:47 PM ... High 11:34 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 80.4 degrees.
The average water temperature at Apalachicola was 75.2 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
September 29 2020: Sunrise 730 AM EDT Sunset 725 PM EDT


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