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 7:47PM||Sunday June 17, 2018 11:15 PM CDT (04:15 UTC)||Moonrise 9:50AM||Moonset 11:32PM||Illumination 22%|
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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- 947 Pm Edt Sun Jun 17 2018 |
Rest of tonight..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth.
Monday..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening.
Tuesday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters smooth to a light chop. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Wednesday through Friday..West winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
|GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Okaloosa-walton County Line Out To 60 Nm 947 Pm Edt Sun Jun 17 2018 |
Synopsis..Winds and seas will remain low through the next several days. Some localized enhancements near the coast each afternoon can be expected with the daily sea breeze.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Cedar Grove, FLHourly EDIT Help
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tallahassee fl
914 pm edt Sun jun 17 2018
An area of showers and thunderstorms that developed from boundary
collisions including the sea breeze was noted across southwest
georgia moving east. This activity may reach the valdosta region
before diminishing. Made adjustment to pops to account for this.
No other changes were made.
Prev discussion [722 pm edt]
Near term [through tonight]
The seabreeze and a convergent axis across central al ga will be the
primary forcing mechanisms for convection this afternoon. With
relatively light steering flow, the seabreeze will most likely be
confined to north fl. An upper level wave is resulting in a weak
surface reflection through central al and ga, with outflow from
convection to our north triggering new storms in our region. Expect
a gradual diminishing of shower and thunderstorm activity after
sunset, with lows in the lower 70s.
Short term [Monday through Tuesday night]
Through the short term period, weak mid level ridging will build
across the southeastern us. There is some differences this model
cycle with whether there will be an influx of drier air from the
east to really diminish thunderstorm chances. In any event, the
overall steering flow suggests a light and variable sea breeze
pattern which tends to produce about 30-40 percent pops each day.
With the euro a little drier than the GFS (which was drier
yesterday), will trend the forecast slightly toward the lower side
of climatology for this time of year. Afternoon temperatures will
also be a little warmer, given less convection, with pockets of
mid 90s possible each day.
Long term [Wednesday through Sunday]
Overall, the weak ridging looks to hold on through Thursday, but
then a trough moving through the mid mississippi river valley on
Friday should result in some weakening of the ridge at least into
Saturday, which will favor some increase in afternoon evening rain
chances. By Sunday, ridging is anticipated to build over the gulf
of mexico, shifting the bulk of any afternoon showers and storms
to the northern and eastern portions of the forecast area.
Temperatures through the period should be in the low to mid 90s
during the day and in the lower 70s at night.
Aviation [through 00z Tuesday]
Iso shra tsra continue near dhn and vld at this hour. Expect this
activity to diminish in the next 1 to 2 hours.VFR conditions will|
prevail through the period with light winds below 10 kts. While iso
to sct tsra is expected to develop across the region Monday
afternoon, confidence in location is not high enough to include
in tafs at this time.
Winds and seas will remain low through the next several days. Some
localized enhancements near the coast each afternoon can be
expected with the daily sea breeze.
No fire weather concerns.
A typical summertime pattern is expected, which will keep any
widespread rainfall amounts low. However, as the steering flow
becomes weaker by the first of the week, isolated heavy rainfall
is possible from stronger thunderstorms.
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 72 94 73 94 74 20 30 20 40 20
panama city 76 91 74 91 75 10 20 10 20 10
dothan 72 92 71 94 73 20 20 20 30 20
albany 72 91 72 92 72 20 40 20 40 30
valdosta 71 92 72 93 73 40 40 30 40 30
cross city 72 93 72 92 73 20 30 20 30 10
apalachicola 75 91 75 91 76 10 20 10 20 10
Tae watches warnings advisories
Fl... High rip current risk until 2 am edt 1 am cdt Monday for
coastal bay-south walton.
near term... Harrigan
short term... Godsey
long term... Godsey
fire weather... Barry
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL||3 mi||45 min||NE 4.1 G 4.1||82°F||87°F||1021.2 hPa|
|PCBF1||14 mi||45 min||NNE 2.9 G 4.1||81°F||82°F||1021.2 hPa|
|APCF1 - 8728690 - Apalachicola, FL||46 mi||45 min||NNW 1.9 G 4.1||81°F||82°F||1020.8 hPa|
|APXF1 - Apalachicola Reserve, FL||47 mi||90 min||NW 1.9||79°F||75°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||79 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||78°F||76°F||95%||1020.9 hPa|
|Panama City - Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, FL||15 mi||22 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||78°F||75°F||93%||1021.5 hPa|
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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
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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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