Marine Weather and Tides
5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
|Sunrise 5:39AM||Sunset 7:48PM||Monday June 18, 2018 11:51 AM CDT (16:51 UTC)||Moonrise 10:55AM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 27%|
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|GMZ750 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- Waters From Mexico Beach To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- Waters From Apalachicola To Mexico Beach Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- Waters From Suwannee River To Apalachicola Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- 935 Am Edt Mon Jun 18 2018 |
Rest of today..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Tonight..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters smooth.
Tuesday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..West winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Wednesday..West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..West winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday..West winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..West winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday..West winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
|GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Okaloosa-walton County Line Out To 60 Nm 935 Am Edt Mon Jun 18 2018 |
Synopsis..Favorable marine conditions are anticipated this period featuring low winds and seas. Isolated to widely scattered showers and Thunderstorms are anticipated just about each day. Locally higher winds and seas possible in and around heavier convection and near the coast with the daily sea breeze.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Cedar Grove, FLHourly EDIT Help
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national weather service tallahassee fl
921 am edt Mon jun 18 2018
No significant changes were made to today's forecast; minor
adjustments were made to chances of showers and thunderstorms and
temperatures based on latest observations and model trends.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are still possible, mainly
this afternoon and early evening during peak instability times as
the sea breeze moves inland. Highs will reach the lower-mid 90s
inland and upper 80s along the gulf coast.
Prev discussion [327 am edt]
Near term [through today]
Upper level ridging was centered over the eastern us this morning.
The mean winds in the low mid levels of the atmosphere will be
light this afternoon so expect shower and thunderstorm development
to be focused along the seabreezes and influenced heavily by any
thunderstorm outflow that forms. Did note slightly drier air to
our west in mississippi and also off the eastern florida coast.
The drier air west of tallahassee albany, and weak northwest flow
in the low mid levels will keep precipitation chances lower in
these locations. Enhanced moisture, along with weak low-level
convergence along the easterly-flow seabreezes, will keep the
precipitation chances higher east of tallahassee albany.
A warm day is in store with the lower precipitation chances for the
central and western portions of the forecast area. Temps will climb
into the low to mid 90s in these areas. Slightly cooler conditions
(due to better precipitation chances) are anticipated in eastern
portions of the forecast area.
Short term [tonight through Wednesday]
Throughout the short term, a mid upper ridge will be meandering
across the southeast us. This ridge will act to suppress
convection somewhat Tuesday but not entirely. The eastern third
of the CWA has the higher chances for rainfall Tuesday. A surface
trough approaches the area Wednesday and the mid upper ridge
weakens somewhat with the approach of an upper trof into the
central southern plains. We could see an increase in rain chances
Wednesday with a little more moisture and instability especially
associated with the seabreeze. Highs each day will be in the lower
to middle 90s.
Long term [Wednesday night through Monday]
Upper ridge gets shunted southeast and weakens as the upper trof
digs southward and sweeps across the area through the weekend.
Ridging begins to build back over the southeast in the wake of the
upper trof early next week. Rain chances will be around
climatological normals for this time of year with good coverage
each afternoon due to the upper trof in the area and weakening
subsidence. Highs will remain in the lower to middle 90s.
Aviation [through 06z Tuesday]
Vfr conditions will prevail through the period. Scattered thunderstorms
will develop from 18z Monday through 00z Tuesday with the highest
probability from tlh aby and eastwards. MVFR ifr conditions are
likely in any thunderstorms.
Favorable marine conditions are anticipated this period featuring
low winds and seas. Isolated to widely scattered showers and
thunderstorms are anticipated just about each day. Locally higher
winds and seas possible in and around heavier convection and near
the coast with the daily seabreeze.
No fire concerns are anticipated for the next 7 days. However,
slightly warmer and drier conditions are anticipated over the next 2
days before rain chances climb by the middle of the upcoming week.
All area rivers are below flood stage with just a couple around
action stage. On average, 1-2 inches of rainfall is anticipated
over the next week. Widespread flooding is not anticipated but
some localized areas of flooding in urban and poor drainage areas
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 94 73 92 74 92 40 20 50 30 60
panama city 90 76 90 77 88 20 10 30 20 50
dothan 92 73 93 74 93 30 20 40 20 30
albany 91 73 93 74 94 40 30 50 30 40
valdosta 92 72 92 73 91 50 30 50 30 50
cross city 93 73 91 74 89 50 30 40 20 50
apalachicola 89 76 89 77 88 20 10 20 20 40
Tae watches warnings advisories
Fl... High rip current risk through this evening for coastal bay-south
near term... Dobbs
short term... Scholl
long term... Scholl
fire weather... Dobbs
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL||3 mi||52 min||N 7 G 8.9||87°F||83°F||1021.3 hPa (+0.0)|
|PCBF1||14 mi||52 min||ENE 1.9 G 8.9||88°F||83°F||1021.4 hPa (+0.3)|
|APCF1 - 8728690 - Apalachicola, FL||46 mi||52 min||SE 4.1 G 6||86°F||82°F||1021 hPa (+0.0)|
|APXF1 - Apalachicola Reserve, FL||47 mi||67 min||NNE 4.1||89°F||73°F|
Wind History for Panama City, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Tyndall Air Force Base, FL||8 mi||1.9 hrs||NNE 4||10.00 mi||Fair||86°F||75°F||71%||1021 hPa|
|Panama City - Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, FL||15 mi||59 min||NNE 4||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||89°F||73°F||59%||1021.8 hPa|
Wind History from PAM (wind in knots)
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|Panama City |
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Mon -- 12:30 AM CDT -0.16 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:41 AM CDT Sunrise
Mon -- 10:55 AM CDT Moonrise
Mon -- 01:53 PM CDT 1.44 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:46 PM CDT Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Laird Bayou |
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Mon -- 01:53 AM CDT -0.19 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:40 AM CDT Sunrise
Mon -- 10:54 AM CDT Moonrise
Mon -- 03:02 PM CDT 1.67 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:45 PM CDT Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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