Marine Weather Net

Apalachicola to Destin FL from 20 to 60 NM Marine Forecast


TODAY

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WINDS
10
KNOTS

TONIGHT

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WINDS
10
KNOTS

SATURDAY

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WINDS
10
KNOTS

SATURDAY NIGHT

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WINDS
10
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The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ770 Forecast Issued: 204 AM EDT Fri Jul 03 2020

Today...West Winds 10 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms In The Morning, Then Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms In The Afternoon.
Tonight...West Winds 10 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Dominant Period 4 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.
Saturday...Southwest Winds 10 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Dominant Period 4 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Showers And Thunderstorms Likely In The Morning, Then Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms In The Afternoon.
Saturday Night...Southwest Winds 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 4 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Showers And Thunderstorms Likely.
Sunday...Southwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 5 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Rain In The Morning. Thunderstorms Likely Through The Day. Showers Likely In The Afternoon.
Sunday Night...Southwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Showers And Thunderstorms Likely.
Monday...Southwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Showers And Thunderstorms Likely.
Monday Night...Southwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.
Tuesday...Southwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Protected Waters A Light Chop. Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms Through The Day.
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Synopsis for the Suwannee River to Okaloosa-Walton County Line out to 60 nm - GMZ700
204 AM EDT Fri Jul 3 2020

Light to moderate winds will be westerly or southwesterly through the weekend. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet through the weekend. A wet pattern will continue through early next week. Some storms will be severe. Strong or severe storms can quickly lead to dangerous increases in winds and seas. Waterspouts can also develop quickly this time of year.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
241am EDT Fri July 3 2020

.NEAR TERM [Today Through Tonight]... A weak upper level shortwave will slip further down the Eastern Seaboard today, resulting in the persistent surface front moving further into the Tri-State region. Light steering level winds will result in the Gulf seabreeze remaining mostly in north Florida today. Storms are expected to initiate along each of these boundaries by this afternoon, with the most widespread coverage expected when outflow from the initial round of storms collide with one another across the Big Bend and Suwannee Valley. High temperatures will reach the low 90s before storms become widespread, with heat indices climbing to around 105 degrees in the Big Bend. Storms will be slow to dissipate after sunset and will gradually drift southwest along the more dominant boundary associated with the front. After midnight storms should primarily reside offshore.

.SHORT TERM [Tomorrow Through Sunday]... In the upper levels, a weak trough will be over the Southeast. At the surface, a weak low will linger near the Florida Panhandle with southerly low level flow over the region. Showers and thunderstorms will be numerous with precipitable water values around 2 inches or higher tomorrow and Sunday. POPs will be 60 to 90 percent for the entire region in the afternoon and evening hours. A few strong to severe storms will be likely during max heating. Highs will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Lows will be in the lower 70s.

Long Term - Sunday Night Through Friday
In the upper levels, a weak trough will be over the region until a weak ridge builds in midweek. At the surface, weak low pressure will be over the region until a weak high moves in midweek. Low level flow will be mainly westerly or southwesterly. A wet pattern will be in place with numerous showers and thunderstorms expected every afternoon/evening. POPS will be very high on Monday and Tuesday around 60 to 90 percent in the afternoon and evening. Wednesday and Thursday POPs will be high around 50 to 70 percent. Highs will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Lows will be in the lower to mid 70s.

Marine
Light to moderate winds will be westerly or southwesterly through the weekend. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet through the weekend. A wet pattern will continue through early next week. Some storms will be severe. Strong or severe storms can quickly lead to dangerous increases in winds and seas. Waterspouts can also develop quickly this time of year.

Fire Weather
Red Flag conditions are not expected over the next several days as we remain in a wet pattern with storms expected each day. Dispersion indices are forecast to be low over the next few days.

Hydrology
A wet pattern is forecast over the next several days. We'll need to watch for the potential for heavy rainfall heading into this weekend. Currently, there is a low end risk for excessive rainfall as depicted by WPCs 3 day excessive rainfall outlook. Widespread rainfall amount of 2 to 4 inches is possible through the next 5 to 7 days. Isolated amounts could be higher, especially as an area of low pressure slowly meanders across the area over the weekend into next week.

NOAA Tallahassee FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...None. GA...None. AL...None. GM...None.