Marine Weather Net

Suwannee River to Apalachicola FL from 20 to 60 NM Marine Forecast


REST OF TONIGHT

S
WINDS
10
KNOTS

SUNDAY

S
WINDS
10
KNOTS

SUNDAY NIGHT

S
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

MONDAY

SE
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ775 Forecast Issued: 937 PM EDT Sat Mar 28 2020

Rest Of Tonight...South Winds 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 5 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Sunday...South Winds 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 5 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Sunday Night...South Winds 5 To 10 Knots Early In The Evening Becoming Light And Variable Winds, Then Becoming Northeast Around 5 Knots Early In The Morning. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 5 Seconds. Protected Waters Smooth.
Monday...Southeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 5 Seconds. Protected Waters Mostly Smooth.
Monday Night...South Winds 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Dominant Period 4 Seconds. Protected Waters A Light Chop.
Tuesday...Southwest Winds 20 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet Building To 4 To 6 Feet With Occasional Seas Up To 8 Feet In The Afternoon. Protected Waters Choppy. Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night...Northwest Winds 20 Knots. Seas 4 To 6 Feet With Occasional Seas Up To 8 Feet. Protected Waters Choppy. Chance Of Thunderstorms In The Evening. Chance Of Showers Through The Night.
Wednesday...Northwest Winds 15 Knots. Seas 3 To 5 Feet With Occasional Seas Up To 6 Feet. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Wednesday Night...North Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Protected Waters A Moderate Chop.
Thursday...East Winds 10 Knots Becoming West 5 To 10 Knots Late In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 3 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
937 PM EDT Sat Mar 28 2020

Southerly winds will prevail through Monday with seas around 3 feet or less outside of Apalachee Bay. Winds and seas will increase on Tuesday and Wednesday up to Small Craft Advisory levels. Thereafter, more tranquil boating conditions will return for Thursday and Friday.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
140am EDT Sunday Mar 29 2020

.NEAR TERM [Through Sunday]... Near record heat will repeat into Sunday with highs around 90 degrees away from the gulf coast. For some perspective, average highs are in the middle 70s.

Fog is likely again tonight and Sunday morning, but it should be more patchy compared to the extent observed this morning. The highest confidence in areas of dense fog is from the eastern FL Big Bend northward into portions southwest GA.

An approaching cold front could lead to an isolated shower and rumble of thunder west of the Flint River into the Wiregrass region Sunday afternoon.

.SHORT TERM [Sunday Night and Monday]... No major weather concerns during this time frame...continued dry and very warm. High temperatures in the middle 80s to around 90 degrees. The pattern looks less favorable for fog Monday morning.

Long Term - Monday Night Through Saturday
The main concern during this period is the potential for severe weather centered on Tuesday. A progressive, neutral tilt southern stream shortwave will move across the Tennessee Valley with an associated upper level jet maxima around 100 kts. Considerable uncertainty given some of the more favorable parameters may be out of phase, including questionable instability and mid-level lapse rates. With the strong wind field in place and drier air mass advecting in aloft, there is at least a damaging wind threat.

Marine
Southerly winds will prevail through Monday with seas around 3 feet or less outside of Apalachee Bay. Winds and seas will increase on Tuesday and Wednesday up to Small Craft Advisory levels. Thereafter, more tranquil boating conditions will return for Thursday and Friday.

Fire Weather
A spot shower or rumble of thunder is possible Sunday afternoon west of the Flint River into the Wiregrass region. Otherwise, a very warm and dry period of weather is on tap through Monday. Elevated mixing heigheights and southwest transport winds could yield high dispersions Sunday afternoon across much of the area away from the Gulf coast. Red flag conditions are not expected through the forecast period.

Hydrology
Mostly dry conditions expected through weekend. A strong cold front moving in on Tuesday into Wednesday does not look to bring widespread heavy rain so flooding concerns aren't anticipated at this time.

NOAA Tallahassee FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...High Rip Current Risk through this evening for Coastal Bay-South Walton.

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