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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

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


000
FZUS52 KTAE 040847
SRFTAE

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
347 AM EST Sun Dec 4 2022

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK FOR WALTON COUNTY BEACHES THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

Surf heights of 2 feet for Walton County will lead to a continuation
of high risk for rip currents today. Light northerly winds will
prevail for most of the day leading to a Moderate risk for rip
currents for the remaining beaches.

FLZ108-042130-
South Walton-
Including the beaches of Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach,
and Turquoise Beach
247 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2022

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Low.
Water Temperature...........64 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly cloudy until 2 PM, then mostly
sunny. A slight chance of showers.
High Temperature............In the lower 70s.
Winds.......................North winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
None.
Sunrise.....................7:25 AM.
Sunset......................5:44 PM.

.MONDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Partly sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 70s.
Winds.......................East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............Low at 05:38 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:26 AM.
Sunset......................5:44 PM.

.TUESDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height 1 to 2 feet.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs in the
mid 70s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Southeast 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

$$

FLZ112-042130-
Coastal Bay-
Including the beaches of Panama City Beach and Magnolia Beach
247 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2022

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Low.
Water Temperature...........66 degrees.
Weather.....................Partly sunny. Patchy fog. A slight
chance of showers.
High Temperature............In the lower 70s.
Winds.......................North winds around 5 mph.
Tides...
None.
Sunrise.....................7:23 AM.
Sunset......................5:42 PM.

.MONDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Partly sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 70s.
Winds.......................East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............Low at 05:38 AM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:24 AM.
Sunset......................5:42 PM.

.TUESDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height 1 to 2 feet.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Southeast winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the lower
70s. Southeast 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

$$

FLZ114-042130-
Coastal Gulf-
Including the beaches of Saint Joe Beach
347 AM EST Sun Dec 4 2022 /247 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2022/

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk...
W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......Moderate.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
S Facing Beaches.........1 to 2 feet.
State Park Beaches.......Around 1 foot.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........65 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. Areas of fog. A chance of
showers.
High Temperature............In the lower 70s.
Winds.......................North winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 07:48 AM EST.
High at 02:49 PM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:20 AM.
Sunset......................5:42 PM.

.MONDAY...
Rip Current Risk...
W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......Moderate.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
S Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
State Park Beaches.......Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Partly sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 70s.
Winds.......................East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 08:31 AM EST.
High at 03:56 PM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:21 AM.
Sunset......................5:42 PM.

.TUESDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height 1 foot or less.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the lower
70s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the lower
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

$$

FLZ115-042130-
Coastal Franklin-
Including the beaches of Apalachicola
347 AM EST Sun Dec 4 2022

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 to 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Moderate.
Water Temperature...........64 degrees.
Weather.....................Partly sunny. Areas of fog. A slight
chance of showers.
High Temperature............In the lower 70s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 07:48 AM EST.
High at 02:49 PM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:19 AM.
Sunset......................5:40 PM.

.MONDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Partly sunny.
High Temperature............Around 70.
Winds.......................East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 08:31 AM EST.
High at 03:56 PM EST.
Sunrise.....................7:20 AM.
Sunset......................5:40 PM.

.TUESDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height 1 foot or less.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 70. South winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the lower
70s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Sunny. Highs in the lower
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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SOUS42 KTAE 040110
TIDTAE

Tide information for Sunday December 04 2022.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
Low 05:37 AM ... High 12:10 PM ... Low 05:23 PM ... High 11:18 PM.

Apalachicola.
Low 07:48 AM ... High 02:49 PM ... Low 07:27 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
Low 05:00 AM ... High 07:16 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 67.1 degrees.
The average water temperature at Apalachicola was 62.6 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
December 4 2022: Sunrise 719 AM EST ... Sunset 536 PM EST ...


More Information on Tides and SST's