Marine Weather Net

Apalachee Bay and Coastal Waters From Keaton Beach to Ochlockonee River FL out 20 NM Marine Forecast


TODAY

E
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

TONIGHT

E
WINDS
10
KNOTS

MONDAY

E
WINDS
10
KNOTS

MONDAY NIGHT

W
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ730 Forecast Issued: 352 AM EDT Sun Sep 22 2019

SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
Today...East Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Tonight...East Winds 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Monday...East Winds 10 Knots Becoming South 5 To 10 Knots Late In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 4 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Monday Night...West Winds 5 To 10 Knots Becoming Northwest 5 To 10 Knots In The Late Evening. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Dominant Period 4 Seconds. Protected Waters Smooth.
Tuesday...Northwest Winds 5 To 10 Knots Becoming West 10 Knots In The Afternoon. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Tuesday Night...West Winds 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Wednesday...West Winds 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot. Protected Waters Mostly Smooth.
Wednesday Night...West Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot. Protected Waters Mostly Smooth.
Thursday...Northwest Winds 5 To 10 Knots Becoming Southwest 5 To 10 Knots In The Afternoon. Seas 1 Foot. Protected Waters Mostly Smooth.
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Synopsis for the Suwannee River to Okaloosa-Walton County Line out to 60 nm - GMZ700
352 AM EDT Sun Sep 22 2019

Currently due to strong winds around 20 knots, gusting to 25 knots, a Small Craft Advisory will remain in effect for waters beyond 20 nautical miles through Sunday morning. This strong easterly flow over the coastal waters currently is expected to drop below Small Craft Advisory levels by late morning on Sunday. In our near shore waters, small craft should still exercise caution. Tranquil boating conditions are expected to return Sunday evening and continue through the remainder of the forecast period.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
649am EDT Sunday September 22 2019

Near Term - Through Today
In the upper levels a ridge is centered over the Southeast. At the surface weak high pressure is over the Southeast with easterly low level flow over the region. Another dry day is expected today with POPs near zero. Skies will be mostly sunny with highs this afternoon near 90.

Short Term - Tonight Through Tuesday
High pressure coupled with deep layer ridging will remain in place across the region through the remainder of this period. An approaching front from the Tennessee valley will likely stall before it reaches the region, however it will shift our low-level flow from easterly to northerly by Tuesday. Conditions are expected to remain dry overall as mid-level moisture is lacking across our region. Temperatures are expected to gradually creep back to unseasonably warm values in the mid 90s by Tuesday; however Sunday and Monday will remain in the low 90s. Lows are expected to remain in the mid 60s through this period.

Long Term - Tuesday Night Through Sunday
Dry conditions are expected to continue through this period as upper level ridging builds across the eastern conus once again behind the passing of the shortwave trough across the North East. This ridging coupled with a surface high pressure over the Mid- Atlantic states is expected to return well above average temperatures in the mid to upper 90s across the region through the remainder of the period. lows are expected to crawill back to unseasonably warm values in the low 70s through this period.

Marine
Currently due to strong winds around 20 knots, gusting to 25 knots, a Small Craft Advisory will remain in effect for waters beyond 20 nautical miles through Sunday morning. This strong easterly flow over the coastal waters currently is expected to drop below Small Craft Advisory levels by late morning on Sunday. In our near shore waters, small craft should still exercise caution. Tranquil boating conditions are expected to return Sunday evening and continue through the remainder of the forecast period.

Fire Weather
Dry air remains in place but Red Flag criteria will not be met. High dispersions above 75 are possible in the Eastern Florida Big Bend.

Hydrology


Due to the abnormally dry conditions, and low probabilities of precipitation over the next week, there will be no flooding issues or concerns.

NOAA Tallahassee FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...None. GA...None. AL...None. GM...Small Craft Advisory until 8am EDT /7am CDT/ this morning for Coastal waters from Suwannee River to Keaton Beach FL out 20 NM-Waters from Suwannee River to Apalachicola FL from 20 to 60 NM-Waters from Apalachicola to Mexico Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-Waters from Mexico Beach to Okaloosa Walton County Line FL from 20 to 60 NM.