Marine Weather Net

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


REST OF TODAY

SE
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

TONIGHT

SE
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

WEDNESDAY

S
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

N
WINDS
15 - 20
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ730 Forecast Issued: 933 AM EST Tue Nov 29 2022

SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THIS AFTERNOON
Rest Of Today...Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots, Increasing To 15 To 20 Knots This Afternoon. Seas 2 To 4 Feet With A Dominant Period Of 5 Seconds. Protected Waters Choppy. A Slight Chance Of Showers.
Tonight...Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet With A Dominant Period Of 5 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Wednesday...South Winds 10 To 15 Knots, Becoming West In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 4 Feet With A Dominant Period Of 6 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop. Showers And Thunderstorms Likely, Mainly In The Morning.
Wednesday Night...North Winds 15 To 20 Knots With Gusts Up To 30 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet With A Dominant Period Of 6 Seconds. Protected Waters Choppy. A Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms In The Evening.
Thursday...Northeast Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Gusts Up To 30 Knots In The Morning. Seas 3 To 5 Feet With A Dominant Period Of 5 Seconds. Protected Waters Choppy.
Thursday Night...East Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet With A Dominant Period Of 5 Seconds. Protected Waters Choppy.
Friday...East Winds 15 To 20 Knots, Diminishing To 10 To 15 Knots In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 4 Feet With A Dominant Period Of 5 Seconds. Protected Waters Choppy.
Friday Night...East Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet With A Dominant Period Of 6 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Saturday...East Winds 10 To 15 Knots, Diminishing To 5 To 10 Knots In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 4 Feet With A Dominant Period Of 6 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Saturday Night...East Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet With A Dominant Period Of 6 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Winds And Waves Higher In And Near Thunderstorms.
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1228pm EST Tuesday Nov 29 2022

.SHORT TERM... (Wednesday through Thursday night) Issued at 401am EST Tuesday Nov 29 2022

No major changes to the short term forecast as a dynamic upper level trough tracks through OH and TN Valleys. A frontal system will track through our region bringing beneficial rain and thunderstorms with it. Storm Prediction Center maintains the Marginal Risk (level 1 of 5) for all of the service area expect the SE FL Big Bend. Convective parameters of high shear and low CAPE, which will generally support damaging wind gusts; however, the possibility for tornadoes looks a touch more favorable. Timing looks to have the front move through Wednesday morning and afternoon, with it clearing by the evening. Timing may still change, so please stay tuned to the forecast to get the latest information. Also, make sure you have a way to get weather alerts and know where your safe space is for severe weather.

Once the front passes, expect skies to clear for Wednesday night. Overnight lows dip into the mid to upper 30s for SE AL and GA counties west of the Flint River. East of the Flint, temperatures range from the upper 30s to low 40s. For the FL Panhandle temperatures will vary from the upper 30s to mid 40s, while the FL Big Bend ranges from the low 40s to the low 50s. With the cold start to the day and cooler air filtering in from the north, highs for Thursday will be crisp. SE AL and our northern GA county temperatures will peak in the upper 50s to low 60s. South of there, temperatures will generally range from the low to mid 60s, with the exception being the SE Big Bend. Highs there will be in the upper 60s to near 70.

Long Term
(Friday through Monday) Issued at 401am EST Tuesday Nov 29 2022

Upper level ridging builds into the region from the Gulf, leading to a warming trend and dry conditions. Friday will be the coolest of the days, with temperatures ranging from low to mid 60s for SE AL and GA counties west of the Flint River, the mid 60s to low 70s for GA counties east of the Flint River, the mid 60s to low 70s for the FL Panhandle, and the low to mid 70s for the Big Bend. Highs then improve to the 70s for the rest of the period.

Marine
Issued at 401am EST Tuesday Nov 29 2022

Moderate southeasterly breezes will prevail today and gradually take on a southerly component tonight. Tomorrow, a frontal system arrives which will drive southerly winds to veer west and eventually north. A period of Exercise Caution conditions will be possible Wednesday afternoon, with Small Craft Advisory conditions looking more favorable during the evening and overnight hours.

Fire Weather
Issued at 401am EST Tuesday Nov 29 2022

The only fire concerns today are areas of fog (locally dense) mainly over the FL Panhandle and Big Bend, southeast AL, and south-central GA until mid morning. In addition, low dispersions are forecast this afternoon over the eastern FL Big Bend and lower I-75 corridor. The best chances for wetting rains are late tonight through Wednesday afternoon from scattered showers and storms ahead of an approaching cold front. Some storms may be strong to severe. Drier air arrives after frontal passage on Thursday under northerly winds, but min RH

Hydrology
Issued at 401am EST Tuesday Nov 29 2022

The next frontal system arrives on Wednesday bringing another round of beneficial rain to the region. No major changes have been made to the rainfall forecast as areas west of the Apalachicola and Flint Rivers should see between 0.50 to 1.0 inches of rain. Along the I-75 corridor and the FL Big Bend, rain amounts will lessen with areas seeing little to no rain to perhaps up to 0.50 inches of rain.

Hydrology
Issued at 401am EST Tuesday Nov 29 2022

The next frontal system arrives on Wednesday bringing another round of beneficial rain to the region. No major changes have been made to the rainfall forecast as areas west of the Apalachicola and Flint Rivers should see between 0.50 to 1.0 inches of rain. Along the I-75 corridor and the FL Big Bend, rain amounts will lessen with areas seeing little to no rain to perhaps up to 0.50 inches of rain.

NOAA Tallahassee FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...High Rip Current Risk through Wednesday morning for FLZ108-112- 114-115.

GA...None. AL...None. GM...None.