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Marine Weather and Tides
Panama City, FL

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Sunrise 6:41AMSunset 6:57PM Wednesday March 22, 2017 7:26 PM CDT (00:26 UTC) Moonrise 2:54AMMoonset 1:47PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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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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- 332 Pm Edt Wed Mar 22 2017
Tonight..West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east 15 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds building to 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds after midnight. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Thursday..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters choppy.
Thursday night..East winds 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy.
Friday..East winds 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Friday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Saturday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of rain in the morning. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of rain.
Sunday night..Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Monday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm 332 Pm Edt Wed Mar 22 2017
Synopsis..Westerly winds will become strong and easterly by Thursday morning behind a cold front. 20 kt winds are expected Thursday night through Friday morning. On Saturday evening winds will become light and southerly. Seas of 5 to 7 feet are expected on Thursday night.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Panama City, FL
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Area Discussion for -
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Fxus62 ktae 221832
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tallahassee fl
232 pm edt Wed mar 22 2017

Near term [through tonight]
A cold front moving across the area this afternoon will move
across the northern gulf tonight before stalling out. There
may be a few evening showers along the gulf coast with the
front. A large area of high pressure across the great lakes
will move southeast and provide a low level easterly flow
with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Lows tonight will range
from the mid 50s north to around 60 near the coast.

Short term [Thursday through Friday night]
In the upper levels a ridge over the great plains will move
eastward over the southeast. At the surface high pressure will
be over the eastern u.S. On Thursday and begin to move offshore
Friday. Easterly low level winds will become southeast Friday
and bring slightly warmer temps to the area. Skies will be
partly cloudy with no measurable rain expected. Highs Thursday
will range from near 70 north to lower 70s south warming into
the mid 70s most areas Friday. Lows Thursday night will be
in the lower 50s north to upper 50s south and mid 50s north to
around 60 south Friday night.

Long term [Saturday through Wednesday]
A cut-off low over the lower plains will slowly move northeast
before opening up over the eastern great lakes early next
week. A mid/upper trough will move through the region Saturday
night. The associated cold front will be weak and will not move
into the southeast. The trough will be the primary weather maker
with the best chance of rain on Saturday evening into the overnight
hours. Thunderstorms are possible and could be fairly strong with
shear near 40knots aloft. However instability will be deceasing as the
trough approaches in the evening hours. Pops will be in the 30 to 40
percent range in the westernmost parts of the region. Highs will be in
the lower 80s. Lows will be in the upper 50s.

Aviation [through 12z Thursday]
PrevailingVFR conditions expected this eve with wind
becoming east. MVFR CIGS expected to spread into the
area from the east by early Thursday morning around 12z.

Marine
Light westerly winds will become strong and easterly by
Thursday morning. 20 kt winds are expected Thursday night
through Friday morning. On Saturday evening winds will become
light and southerly. Seas of 5 to 7 feet are expected on
Thursday night.

Fire weather
Minimum relative humidity values will remain above critical
thresholds. Other than elevated dispersions towards the
coast and eastern big bend... No fire weather concerns.

Hydrology
Local rivers are well below action levels. Rain totals are
forecast to be less than half an inch over the next seven days.

No flooding concerns.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Tallahassee 59 73 55 76 57 / 10 10 0 10 10
panama city 61 72 59 73 61 / 10 10 0 10 10
dothan 57 70 54 76 57 / 10 10 0 10 10
albany 56 69 52 75 56 / 20 10 10 10 10
valdosta 57 72 53 76 56 / 20 10 10 10 10
cross city 60 74 55 76 55 / 10 10 0 10 10
apalachicola 62 72 60 72 61 / 0 10 0 10 10

Tae watches/warnings/advisories
Fl... None.

Ga... None.

Al... None.

Gm... None.

Near term... Pp
short term... Pp/mcdermott
long term... Pp/mcdermott
aviation... Pp
marine... Pp/mcdermott
fire weather... Pp/scholl
hydrology... Pp/mcdermott


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL 0 mi39 min W 7 G 8 71°F 70°F1018.5 hPa
PCBF1 12 mi39 min W 7 G 8 69°F 70°F1018.6 hPa
APCF1 - 8728690 - Apalachicola, FL 47 mi39 min NNW 2.9 G 5.1 1017.3 hPa
APXF1 - Apalachicola Reserve, FL 49 mi102 min SW 8.9 80°F 66°F

Wind History for Panama City, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tyndall Air Force Base, FL7 mi31 minWNW 610.00 miFair71°F62°F75%1018.6 hPa
Panama City - Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, FL16 mi34 minSW 510.00 miFair74°F61°F64%1019 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Panama City, St. Andrew Bay, Florida
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Panama City
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Wed -- 02:53 AM CDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:43 AM CDT     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:43 AM CDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 01:46 PM CDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:46 PM CDT     1.06 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:55 PM CDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.30.20-0.1-0.1-0.1-0.1-00.10.20.30.40.50.60.70.80.911.11.1110.80.7

Tide / Current Tables for Lynn Haven, North Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Florida
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Lynn Haven
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Wed -- 02:53 AM CDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:19 AM CDT     -0.20 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:43 AM CDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 01:46 PM CDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:33 PM CDT     1.25 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:55 PM CDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for (20,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Northwest Florida
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Gulf Stream Current


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