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Marine Weather and Tides
Apalachicola, FL

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Sunrise 6:35AMSunset 5:14PM Wednesday January 24, 2018 5:38 AM CST (11:38 UTC) Moonrise 12:14PMMoonset 12:18AM Illumination 52% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ755 Apalachee Bay Or Coastal Waters From Keaton Beach To Ochlockonee River Fl Out To 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Mexico Beach To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Mexico Beach To Apalachicola Fl Out 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- 342 Am Est Wed Jan 24 2018
Today..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Tonight..North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 2 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Thursday..Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Thursday night..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Friday..East winds 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Friday night..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Saturday..East winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday night..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Rain showers likely and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Sunday..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Rain showers likely and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Okaloosa-walton County Line Out To 60 Nm 342 Am Est Wed Jan 24 2018
Synopsis..Northerly winds will increase tonight with small craft advisory conditions in the offshore waters beginning tonight. Winds will remain elevated into the weekend. A low pressure system tracking near the area will bring widespread showers and isolated Thunderstorms to the marine area for the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Apalachicola, FL
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Fxus62 ktae 241131
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tallahassee fl
631 am est Wed jan 24 2018

Aviation [through 12z Thursday]
Vfr through the period with light northwest winds.

Prev discussion [333 am est]
Near term [through today]
Surface high pressure centered over the southern plains will slide
east into the mississippi valley by this evening. Locally, a cooler
and much drier airmass will filter in on light northwest flow in the
wake of yesterday's cold front. Skies will be mostly sunny with only
high level cloudiness. Highs will be in the upper 50s to around
60.

Short term [tonight through Friday]
An upper level shortwave will move across the southeast tonight
with the only impact expected to be an increase in clouds. This
will quickly move east of the area with weak upper level ridging
moving in for the remainder of the week. High pressure will
dominate at the surface through the short term as a surface high
across the central CONUS moves to the east coast by Friday. The
short term will be dry with highs in the mid to upper 60s and lows
in the mid 30s, with the lower 40s along the coast.

Long term [Friday night through Wednesday]
A low will track across the southeast bringing precipitation back
to the area for the weekend. Guidance still shows some differences
with the track of the low with the ECMWF further north, moving the
low across the cwa, while the GFS keeps the low south in the gulf
of mexico. Regardless of the exact track, both will bring rain
back to the area. Have continued to confine the mention of
isolated thunderstorms to the marine area, however with a
northward track solution, thunderstorms could reach onshore.

Conditions will clear Sunday night, with a dry forecast for the
remainder of the long term.

Marine
Northerly winds will increase tonight with small craft advisory
conditions in the offshore waters beginning tonight. Winds will
remain elevated into the weekend. A low pressure system tracking
near the area will bring widespread showers and isolated
thunderstorms to the marine area for the weekend.

Fire weather
Minimum relative humidity values will drop near or below critical
levels across the tri-state region Thursday but light winds will
preclude any fire weather concerns.

Hydrology
The next chance of rain will be over the weekend with a low
pressure system bringing a widespread 1 to 2 inches to the tri-
state area. While this could cause some rises on local rivers,
flooding is not expected and overall the rain would be welcomed
given drought conditions.

Spotter information statement
Spotter activation is not requested. However, spotters are always
encouraged to safely report significant weather conditions when they
occur by calling the office or tweeting us @nwstallahassee.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tallahassee 60 34 64 36 67 0 0 0 0 0
panama city 59 38 62 41 63 0 0 0 0 0
dothan 58 33 63 35 64 0 0 0 0 0
albany 59 33 62 35 65 0 0 0 0 0
valdosta 58 35 61 36 65 0 0 0 0 0
cross city 61 34 63 37 68 0 0 0 0 0
apalachicola 58 37 61 42 62 0 0 0 0 0

Tae watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Ga... None.

Al... None.

Gm... Small craft advisory from 10 pm this evening to 4 pm est
Thursday for 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.

Near term... Barry
short term... Fieux
long term... Fieux
aviation... Barry
marine... Fieux
fire weather... Barry
hydrology... Fieux


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
APCF1 - 8728690 - Apalachicola, FL 1 mi50 min N 2.9 G 5.1 46°F 52°F1023.4 hPa
APXF1 - Apalachicola Reserve, FL 8 mi113 min N 4.1 44°F 38°F
SGOF1 - Tyndall AFB Tower C (N4), FL 22 mi38 min NNE 16 G 18 52°F 1023.8 hPa (+1.3)35°F
SHPF1 - SHP - Shell Point, FL 44 mi104 min NNW 4.1 G 6 46°F 1022 hPa
PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL 48 mi50 min N 5.1 G 7 44°F 55°F1024.4 hPa

Wind History for Apalachicola, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Apalachicola, Apalachicola, FL3 mi45 minN 010.00 miFair41°F35°F79%1023.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Apalachicola, Apalachicola Bay, Florida
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Apalachicola
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Wed -- 12:18 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 03:12 AM EST     0.20 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:33 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:01 AM EST     0.75 feet High Tide
Wed -- 12:14 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 02:05 PM EST     0.34 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:20 PM EST     First Quarter
Wed -- 06:10 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 08:42 PM EST     1.22 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.50.40.20.20.20.30.40.60.70.80.70.60.50.40.30.40.50.60.811.21.21.10.9

Tide / Current Tables for St. George Island, 12th St. W (Bayside), St. George Sound, Florida
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St. George Island
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Wed -- 12:18 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 02:04 AM EST     0.25 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:32 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:06 AM EST     0.95 feet High Tide
Wed -- 12:13 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 12:57 PM EST     0.42 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:20 PM EST     First Quarter
Wed -- 06:10 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:47 PM EST     1.54 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for (6,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Tallahassee, FL
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