Marine Weather Net

Apalachicola to Destin FL from 20 to 60 NM Marine Forecast


REST OF TODAY

W
WINDS
20
KNOTS

TONIGHT

NW
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

SUNDAY

W
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

SUNDAY NIGHT

NW
WINDS
15 - 20
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ770 Forecast Issued: 1051 AM EST Sat Jan 16 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST /9 PM CST/ THIS EVENING
Rest Of Today...West Winds 20 Knots. Seas 6 To 9 Feet With Occasional Seas Up To 11 Feet. Dominant Period 7 Seconds. Protected Waters Choppy.
Tonight...Northwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 4 To 6 Feet With Occasional Seas Up To 8 Feet. Dominant Period 8 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Sunday...West Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet. Dominant Period 6 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Sunday Night...Northwest Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet. Dominant Period 5 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Monday...Northwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet. Dominant Period 6 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Monday Night...North Winds 5 To 10 Knots Becoming East 5 To 10 Knots After Midnight. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Protected Waters Mostly Smooth.
Tuesday...East Winds 10 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Tuesday Night...East Winds 10 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Wednesday...Southeast Winds 10 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
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Synopsis for the Suwannee River to Okaloosa-Walton County Line out to 60 nm - GMZ700
1051 AM EST Sat Jan 16 2021

Westerly winds will be strong today around 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through this evening. Winds will decrease this evening. Dry weather is expected through mid next week. The next low pressure system will approach the region late next week.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1231pm EST Sat Jan 16 2021

Near Term - Through Tonight
Upper level troughing will transition to zonal flow as the upper low over the Ohio Valley this morning lifts northeastward into New England tonight. Clear and dry conditions will dominate through the near term. Highs today will range from the lower 50s north to the upper 50s to around 60 south. As winds diminish overnight, a widespread light freeze along with widespread frost is expected across inland areas by daybreak Sunday. Temperatures along the immediate coast will be in the mid to upper 30s.

.SHORT TERM [Sunday Through Monday]... In the upper levels, a trough will be over the Southeast. At the surface, a weak cold front will move through the region on Sunday. High pressure will be in place on Monday. Even with the weak frontal passage, POPs will be near zero. Increasing clouds are expected Sunday afternoon. Sunny skies are expected on Monday. Highs will be in the 50s. Lows will be mainly in the 30s.

Long Term - Monday Night Through Saturday
In the upper levels, weak ridging or nearly zonal flow is expected next week. At the surface, high pressure will be over the region until the next low pressure system approaches late in the week. POPs will be near zero until Thursday but even then POPs will be fairly low around 20 to 40 percent. Increasing clouds are also expected mid to late week. With a warming trend in place highs will be mainly in the 60s. Lows will be in the 30s and 40s.

Marine
Westerly winds will be strong today around 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through this evening. Winds will decrease this evening. Dry weather is expected through mid next week. The next low pressure system will approach the region late next week.

Fire Weather
High afternoon dispersions can be expected again today and Sunday. Otherwise, there are no fire weather concerns.

Hydrology
Dry weather is expected through mid next week. The next chance for rain will be late next week as the next low pressure system approaches. Local rivers are steady or falling.

NOAA Tallahassee FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...High Rip Current Risk until 10pm EST /9pm CST/ this evening for Coastal Bay-Coastal Franklin-Coastal Gulf-South Walton.

High Surf Advisory until 7pm EST /6pm CST/ this evening for Coastal Bay-Coastal Gulf.

GA...None. AL...None. GM...Small Craft Advisory until 7pm EST this evening 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 10pm EST /9pm CST/ this evening 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.