Marine Weather Net

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


REST OF TODAY

W
WINDS
10
KNOTS

TONIGHT

N
WINDS
15 - 20
KNOTS

MONDAY

N
WINDS
15
KNOTS

MONDAY NIGHT

N
WINDS
15 - 20
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ730 Forecast Issued: 1032 AM EST Sun Jan 19 2020

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON
Rest Of Today...West Winds 10 Knots Becoming Northwest 15 Knots In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop. Chance Of Showers Late In The Morning. Slight Chance Of Thunderstorms Through The Day. Slight Chance Of Showers In The Afternoon.
Tonight...North Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters Choppy.
Monday...North Winds 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 2 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Monday Night...North Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Tuesday...North Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Wednesday...Northeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Thursday...Northeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
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Synopsis for the Suwannee River to Okaloosa-Walton County Line out to 60 nm - GMZ700
1032 AM EST Sun Jan 19 2020

Advisory conditions will return once again this morning behind the cold front and will persist at least through Monday afternoon. Periodic returns to advisory conditions are possible through the week, with at least cautionary level conditions expected to prevail.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1037am EST Sunday Jan 19 2020

No major changes to the forecast this morning. Only slight adjustments were made to reflect current temperature trends as the cold front steadily progresses through the region.

.NEAR TERM [Today]... A cold front will pass through the Tri-State region today, with clouds clearing in its wake. Showers and an isolated storm or two will be possible along the front as it progresses eastward, though severe weather is not expected. Temperatures won't follow a typical diurnal pattern today due to the frontal passage. Locations closer to the southeast Big Bend will warm through the morning and early afternoon ahead of the front and then fall through the late afternoon and evening. The western Big Bend and south-central Georgia will likely realize their high temperatures within a couple hours of sunrise with temperatures gradually falling thereafter. Further west, temperatures will fall through the morning and early afternoon in the wake of the front, but may climb a couple of degrees late today as a result of solar insolation.

.SHORT TERM [Tonight Through Tuesday Night]... The eastern CONUS trough will remain established through the period, and will amplify on Tuesday as a shortwave moves into the Southeast. The position of the surface ridge axis will result in persistent north/northeasterly flow. The next three nigheights will feature temps below freezing, with Monday and Tuesday night likely to have widespread upper 20s across the region. Since winds will fail to go calm, wind chills each night will fall into the lower 20s and some locations across SE AL and SW GA could experience apparent temperatures below 20 (wind advisory criteria). The afternoons won't provide much relief from the cold as highs will struggle to reach 50 each day, and most likely won't across AL and much of GA.

Long Term - Wednesday Through Sunday
A gradual warming trend will begin in the long range period as low-level flow begins to veer and heigheights rise. Late in the week and towards the weekend, another shortwave is forecast to move through the Plains and Mississippi Valley. This will likely result in increased rain chances at some point towards the end of the period. Timing is highly uncertain right now as models aren't in great agreement.

NOAA Tallahassee FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...High Rip Current Risk through late tonight for Coastal Bay- Coastal Franklin-Coastal Gulf-South Walton.

GA...None. AL...None. GM...Small Craft Advisory from 7pm this evening to 1pm EST Monday for Apalachee Bay or Coastal Waters From Keaton Beach to Ochlockonee River FL out to 20 Nm-Coastal waters from Suwannee River to Keaton Beach FL out 20 NM.

Small Craft Advisory until 1pm EST /noon CST/ Monday for Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River to Apalachicola Fl out to 20 Nm-Coastal waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola FL out 20 NM-Coastal waters from Mexico Beach to Okaloosa Walton County Line 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.