Marine Weather Net

Apalachicola to Destin FL out 20 NM Marine Forecast


TODAY

N
WINDS
20
KNOTS

TONIGHT

NE
WINDS
15 - 20
KNOTS

FRIDAY

NE
WINDS
10
KNOTS

FRIDAY NIGHT

E
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ750 Forecast Issued: 207 AM EST Thu Jan 28 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
Today...North Winds 20 Knots. Seas 4 To 6 Feet With Occasional Seas Up To 8 Feet. Dominant Period 5 Seconds. Protected Waters Choppy.
Tonight...Northeast Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet. Dominant Period 4 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Friday...Northeast Winds 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Friday Night...East Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Saturday...Southeast Winds 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 3 Seconds. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Saturday Night...South Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 3 To 5 Feet With Occasional Seas Up To 6 Feet. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop. Chance Of Showers And Slight Chance Of Thunderstorms After Midnight.
Sunday...Southwest Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 4 To 6 Feet With Occasional Seas Up To 8 Feet. Protected Waters Choppy. Chance Of Showers And Slight Chance Of Thunderstorms.
Sunday Night...Northwest Winds 20 Knots. Seas 4 To 6 Feet With Occasional Seas Up To 8 Feet. Protected Waters Choppy. Chance Of Showers In The Evening. Slight Chance Of Thunderstorms Through The Night. Slight Chance Of Showers After Midnight.
Monday...Northwest Winds 20 Knots. Seas 4 To 6 Feet With Occasional Seas Up To 8 Feet. Protected Waters Choppy.
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Synopsis for the Suwannee River to Okaloosa-Walton County Line out to 60 nm - GMZ700
207 AM EST Thu Jan 28 2021

Strong north winds around 20 to 25 knots coupled with gusts approaching 30 knots, and seas over 6 feet have lead to small craft advisory conditions across all waters this evening. These conditions are expected to continue through the remainder of the day, and into the afternoon hours before dropping to cautionary conditions. Favorable marine conditions will return Friday as high pressure starts to build in over the region. Cautionary winds and seas are expected to return on Sunday.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
302am EST Thu Jan 28 2021

Near Term - Through Tonight
In the wake of yesterday's cold front, and on the back side of the departing shortwave, subsidence aloft and ridging at the surface will result in clear skies and dry conditions. High temperatures are forecast to run about 5-8 degrees below normal, and coupled with breezy conditions, it should feel rather chilly today - especially in the shade. Overnight, weakening cold air advection will help temperatures fall into the low 30s across inland locations. Having at least some breeze in place will result in the apparent temperature feeling like the middle to upper 20s.

.SHORT TERM [Friday Through Saturday]... As an upper level ridge will be building to our west over the next couple of days, surface high pressure will follow across the southeast. This will lead to fair weather across the region on both Friday and Saturday. High temperatures will be cooler than normal on Friday with highs only climbing into the mid to upper 50s; however on Saturday, a warming trend will start with highs climbing to near normal temperatures in the low to mid 60s. Lows Friday night will remain cool in the upper 30s across the area.

Long Term - Saturday Night Through Thursday
Following the fair weather on Friday and Saturday, our next system will be moving through the region on Sunday. A deep upper level trough is expected to propagate across the south central plains on Saturday. Surface cyclogenesis is expected to occur across eastern Kansas and Missouri. The surface low is expected to quickly move east into the Ohio valley by early Sunday, as the upper level trough quickly pushes east. The cold front associated with the previously mentioned surface low is expected to quickly move through the area during the day on Sunday. Temperatures on Sunday ahead of the cold front will be warm across the area with low 70s possible for much of the region. The system is expected to move quickly through the area, and current forecast rainfall totals are between 0.25 and 0.50 inches. Temperatures behind the front will once again drop below average, with highs only expected in the mid to upper 50s to start the work week. Lows will also cool off with Monday and Tuesday nigheights lows dropping into the mid 30s. A slow warm up is expected once again by mid week.

Marine

Strong north winds around 20 to 25 knots coupled with gusts approaching 30 knots, and seas over 6 feet have lead to small craft advisory conditions across all waters this evening. These conditions are expected to continue through the remainder of the day, and into the afternoon hours before dropping to cautionary conditions. Favorable marine conditions will return Friday as high pressure starts to build in over the region. Cautionary winds and seas are expected to return on Sunday.

Fire Weather
Hazardous fire weather conditions are not expected over the next several days. Though breezy today, dispersion indices should remain within acceptable levels. Tomorrow, however, dispersion indices are forecast to be rather low.

Hydrology
With dry conditions expected over the next few days, flooding concerns are expected to diminish across the region. The only concern at this time is the Ochlockonee river near concord, where the current river forecast is to reach just below minor flooding by late Sunday night. If this river breaks the current forecast trend line in a positive manor, a river flood warning may be needed for this stretch of the river. Other than this forecast point, all small streams and rivers should start a drying tend in the next several days, especially since the next system is expected to be a prolific rain producer. Widespread rainfall totals at this time are currently forecasted between 0.25 and 0.5 for our next system in 3 days.

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 until 4pm EST /3pm CST/ this afternoon for Apalachee Bay or Coastal Waters From Keaton Beach to Ochlockonee River FL out to 20 Nm-Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River to Apalachicola Fl out to 20 Nm-Coastal waters from Suwannee River to Keaton Beach FL out 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.