Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:31AM||Sunset 7:01PM||Thursday March 30, 2017 3:26 PM CDT (20:26 UTC)||Moonrise 8:33AM||Moonset 9:59PM||Illumination 12%|
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|GMZ750 Apalachee Bay Or Coastal Waters From Keaton Beach To Ochlockonee River Fl Out To 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River To Apalachicola Fl Out To 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Suwannee River To Keaton Beach Out 20 Nm- Waters From Apalachicola To Destin Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- Waters From Suwannee River To Apalachicola Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- 344 Pm Edt Thu Mar 30 2017 |
.small craft operators should exercise caution tonight...
Tonight..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and Thunderstorms likely after midnight.
Friday..West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet decreasing to 3 to 4 feet in the afternoon. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of rain and slight chance of Thunderstorms in the morning.
Friday night..West winds 10 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots early in the morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Saturday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Saturday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east early in the morning. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a smooth.
Sunday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
Sunday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet after midnight. Protected waters choppy. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday..South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet building to 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters rough. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Monday night..Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. Protected waters choppy. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..West winds 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet decreasing to 3 to 4 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters a moderate chop.
|GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm 344 Pm Edt Thu Mar 30 2017 |
Synopsis.. South winds will be 15 to 20 knots tonight ahead of a cold front. Seas will be 3 to 5 feet and occasionally higher offshore. A line of strong to severe Thunderstorms is expected to move through overnight. Strong to severe winds and isolated waterspouts will be possible. Winds will become light and westerly once the front passes in the morning.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port St. Joe city, FLHourly EDIT Help
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national weather service tallahassee fl
348 pm edt Thu mar 30 2017
Severe weather possible this evening and overnight...
Near term [through tonight]
Complex severe weather threat unfolding currently with low pressure
across western missouri and a cold front located across eastern
louisiana/arkansas/missouri. Upstairs, a deep trough was located
across the southern plains with a closed low across western
missouri. The entire system is heading eastward/northeastward.
This mornings hi-res model solutions were struggling as compared to
the real world mesoscale situation. However, it now appears that the
local cams and hrrr were coming into better agreement on the details
of the next 12-18 hours which lends a little better confidence to
Line of showers and storms across southern mississippi and southeast
louisiana will trek eastward through the day. Isolated thunderstorms
are possible to develop ahead of the line and affect areas west of
the choctawhatchee river later this afternoon. Raised pops to chance
across this area.
The main event will be this evening and overnight. Main squall line
will affect SE al and western fl panhandle this evening then move
eastward with time. Instability is marginal with the highest of the
values favoring the florida panhandle counties but shear is more
than sufficient for organized storms. In addition, there will be a
mid level speed MAX to invigorate the line as it moves across the
Speaking of threats, damaging winds will be the main threat. An
isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Short term [Friday through Saturday night]
In the upper levels by Friday morning the 500mb low will be over
indiana with a trough extending through georgia and north
florida. A ridge will build in Friday night and remain in place
through Sunday. At the surface a low will be near the
indiana/michigan border by Friday morning. The cold front will
extend southward through georgia and north florida. The threat for
severe weather will be diminished by Friday morning but showers
and thunderstorms will be present east of the chattahoochee and
apalachicola rivers where pops will be 30 to 50 percent. By noon
Friday rain will move out of the region and skies will be
clearing. Highs Friday will be in the lower 80s.
Friday night through Saturday night will be uneventful with high
pressure over the southeast. Expect clear/sunny skies. Highs will
be in the mid to upper 80s on Saturday. Lows will be in the mid to
Long term [Sunday through Thursday]
In the upper levels another trough will move through Monday
evening. At the surface a cold front will move through Monday
afternoon and evening with thunderstorms likely. QPF estimates
suggest 2 inches of rain is possible on Monday. A weak front may
move through Wednesday night into Thursday. A chance of rain is|
forecast with that system. Highs will be in the 80s and lows will
be in the 50s and 60s.
Aviation [through 18z Friday]
Vfr conditions with southerly flow will prevail this afternoon. A
line of storms moving eastward through the region will likely reach
kdhn and kecp by early evening with some isolated storms out ahead
of the line potentially affecting these TAF sites earlier. The main
line of storms will affect ktlh, kaby and kvld sites overnight. As
the line of tsra/shra passes, conditions will decrease to MVFR,
however, conditions could lower locally to ifr under heavier
convection. Winds will also begin to become west-northwesterly. The
storms should clear out by tomorrow morning.
South winds will be 15 to 20 knots tonight ahead of a cold front.
Seas will be 3 to 5 feet and occasionally higher offshore. A line
of strong to severe thunderstorms is expected to move through
overnight. Strong to severe winds and isolated waterspouts will be
possible. Winds will become light and westerly once the front
passes in the morning.
Red flag conditions are not expected over the next several days,
though dispersion indices may be marginally high on Friday.
River levels are currently well below action stage. One to four
inches of rain are forecast over the next seven days. The best
chance for higher rain totals will be over southeast alabama and
panhandle florida. River flooding is not expected. Flash flooding
is not expected but cannot be ruled out.
Preliminary point temps/pops
Tallahassee 64 82 55 87 57 / 70 40 0 0 0
panama city 66 77 60 79 62 / 80 20 0 0 0
dothan 61 80 55 85 58 / 80 10 0 0 0
albany 64 81 55 84 57 / 80 50 0 0 0
valdosta 62 84 55 85 56 / 60 50 0 0 0
cross city 63 81 55 85 54 / 30 50 0 0 0
apalachicola 66 77 59 78 61 / 70 30 0 0 0
Fl... High rip current risk until midnight edt /11 pm cdt/ tonight for
coastal bay-south walton.
Near term... Scholl
short term... Mcdermott
long term... Mcdermott
fire weather... Harrigan
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|APCF1 - 8728690 - Apalachicola, FL||19 mi||74 min||SSW 8 G 9.9||1013.7 hPa|
|APXF1 - Apalachicola Reserve, FL||23 mi||101 min||SSW 8.9||78°F||67°F|
|PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL||30 mi||38 min||SSE 12 G 16||74°F||74°F||1012.5 hPa|
|SGOF1 - Tyndall AFB Tower C (N4), FL||37 mi||26 min||S 11 G 12||72°F||1013.7 hPa (-2.8)||67°F|
|PCBF1||41 mi||38 min||SE 15 G 17||71°F||74°F||1012.2 hPa|
Wind History for Apalachicola, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Apalachicola, Apalachicola, FL||16 mi||33 min||S 10||10.00 mi||Fair||78°F||69°F||74%||1013.2 hPa|
|Tyndall Air Force Base, FL||23 mi||90 min||SSE 14||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||78°F||66°F||67%||1013.5 hPa|
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|Port Saint Joe |
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Thu -- 06:32 AM CDT Sunrise
Thu -- 08:33 AM CDT Moonrise
Thu -- 12:40 PM CDT 1.12 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:58 PM CDT Sunset
Thu -- 09:58 PM CDT Moonset
Thu -- 10:46 PM CDT -0.10 feet Low Tide
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|Wetappo Creek |
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Thu -- 06:33 AM CDT Sunrise
Thu -- 08:33 AM CDT Moonrise
Thu -- 01:51 PM CDT 1.21 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:59 PM CDT Sunset
Thu -- 09:59 PM CDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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