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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

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For additional observation resources, visit the links below

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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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1217 PM EDT Mon Oct 18 2021

.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

With offshore flow predominantly expected once again today, a moderate
threat for rip currents is forecast at all area beaches. Franklin
county may have an increasing risk through the late evening as winds
shift from northeasterly to easterly across the Gulf; however, this is
not expected to occur until late in the day.

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

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

FLZ108-190900-
South Walton-
Including the beaches of Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach,
and Turquoise Beach
1117 AM CDT Mon Oct 18 2021

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........In the mid 70s.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................East winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 10:22 AM EDT.
Low at 04:04 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:49 AM.
Sunset......................7:10 PM.

.TUESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................East winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 11:57 AM EDT.
Low at 03:04 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:50 AM.
Sunset......................7:09 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers. Highs around 80. East winds
around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers. Highs around 80. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of showers.
Highs around 80. Northeast winds around 5 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

$$

FLZ112-190900-
Coastal Bay-
Including the beaches of Panama City Beach and Magnolia Beach
1117 AM CDT Mon Oct 18 2021

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 foot or less.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........In the mid 70s.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................East winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 10:22 AM EDT.
Low at 04:04 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:47 AM.
Sunset......................7:09 PM.

.TUESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................East winds 15 to 20 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 11:57 AM EDT.
Low at 03:04 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:48 AM.
Sunset......................7:07 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers. Highs around 80. East winds
around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers. Highs around 80. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of showers.
Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds around 5 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

$$

FLZ114-190900-
Coastal Gulf-
Including the beaches of Saint Joe Beach
1217 PM EDT Mon Oct 18 2021 /1117 AM CDT Mon Oct 18 2021/

.REST OF TODAY...
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.........Around 1 foot.
State Park Beaches.......Around 1 foot.
UV Index**..................High.
Water Temperature...........74 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................East winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 03:41 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:45 AM.
Sunset......................7:07 PM.

.TUESDAY...
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 to 2 feet.
State Park Beaches.......1 foot or less.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................East winds around 20 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 10:16 AM EDT.
High at 04:33 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:46 AM.
Sunset......................7:06 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southeast winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers. Highs around 80. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of showers.
Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around 5 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

$$

FLZ115-190900-
Coastal Franklin-
Including the beaches of Apalachicola
1217 PM EDT Mon Oct 18 2021

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
UV Index**..................High.
Water Temperature...........74 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................East winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 03:41 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:43 AM.
Sunset......................7:06 PM.

.TUESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 3 feet.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................East winds 15 to 20 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 10:16 AM EDT.
High at 04:33 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................7:44 AM.
Sunset......................7:05 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers. Highs around 80. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of showers.
Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around 5 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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Tide information for Monday October 18 2021.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
High 01:26 AM ... Low 07:33 AM ... High 01:50 PM ... Low 07:55 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 03:25 AM ... Low 09:37 AM ... High 03:41 PM ... Low 10:02 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
Low 03:33 AM ... High 10:22 AM ... Low 04:04 PM ... High 10:25 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 Apalachicola was 75.2 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
October 18 2021: Sunrise 742 AM EDT Sunset 703 PM EDT


More Information on Tides and SST's