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Marine Weather and Tides
Panama City Beach, FL

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Sunrise 5:43AMSunset 7:35PM Monday May 22, 2017 4:25 PM CDT (21:25 UTC) Moonrise 3:33AMMoonset 4:13PM Illumination 8% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 258 Pm Edt Mon May 22 2017
Tonight..Southwest winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Tuesday night..Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Wednesday..Southwest winds around 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. Seas building to 7 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to 13 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters rough. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Wednesday night..West winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday..West winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Thursday night..West winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Friday..Southwest winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters mostly smooth.
Friday night and Saturday..South winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Destin Out To 60 Nm 258 Pm Edt Mon May 22 2017
Synopsis..Modest southwest winds will increase quickly on Tuesday to cautionary levels. A period of advisory levels winds and seas is expected late Tuesday through Wednesday night with the approach and passage of a strong cold front. Winds and seas will gradually diminish through the remainder of the work week as high pressure builds over the waters.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Panama City Beach, FL
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Fxus62 ktae 221857
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tallahassee fl
257 pm edt Mon may 22 2017

Near term [through tonight]
Scattered, mostly benign convection will continue through the
afternoon. Most storms will be confined south and east of a line
from panama city through tifton. A southern stream shortwave moving
through the lower mississippi valley tonight will enhance ongoing
convection as it moves eastward. Though exact timing is still a bit
uncertain at this point, a band of showers and thunderstorms with
heavy rain could reach our alabama and panhandle counties as early
as 4 or 5 am edt. The SPC has areas west of a line from tifton
through panama city under a marginal risk for severe weather
associated with the early morning storms. Deep layer shear will be
increasing to around 50 knots, though instability will be a bit on
the low side in the early morning hours. The main threat would be
the potential for damaging straight line winds.

Short term [Tuesday through Wednesday night]
A closed upper low north of the great lakes will open up as it
lifts off to the northeast. Meanwhile, a shortwave over mn will
drop southward with a low closing off over iowa on Tuesday. This
feature will continue southward into the missouri valley on
Wednesday digging a deep trough along and east of the rockies
before beginning to move toward the east coast Wednesday night. A
few upper level impulse accompanied by deep layer moisture along
with a surface front stalling near the gulf coast will bring a
very wet pattern to our area through Wednesday. The first
shortwave will arrive tonight and linger through Tuesday bringing
with it widespread showers and thunderstorms. Along with the
potential for heavy rainfall, SPC has our entire CWA highlighted
for a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms. Ecam guidance shows
the potential for MLCAPE as high as 1500-1800 j/kg Tuesday and
forecast soundings show bulk shear values and an 85h jet of 30-40
kts. Additionally, pw's will increase to around 2.0". The
greatest severe threat will be damaging straight line winds but a
tornado cannot be ruled out.

There should be a short break in convection late Tuesday/early
Wednesday before the next and more significant shortwave arrives
ahead of the main upper trough. Expect another round of widespread
showers/thunderstorms Wednesday with rain chances tapering off
from west to east Wednesday night as the cold front pushes
through the region. SPC has all but a portion of the SE big bend
highlighted for a marginal risk with the SE big bend in the
slight risk. Bulk shear and the low level jet are forecast to be
in the 40-50 kt range but the limiting factor may be the lack of
instability due to the earlier convective complex.

As for the heavy rain threat, we will hold off on issuing a flash
flood watch as latest QPF amounts have come down just a bit with
the higher amounts (at or just above 3") shifted to our
easternmost zones. These amounts are spread out through Wednesday
night.

Long term [Thursday through Monday]
Much drier air will begin to arrive on Thursday in the wake of the
cold front and remain in place through Saturday. Temperature and
humidity levels will be below normal for late may through Thursday
night with a gradual increase to seasonal levels by the weekend.

Rain chances will return Sunday into the first part of next week
with the approach of the next cold front.

Aviation [through 18z Tuesday]
Showers and isolated thunderstorms will be scattered about the
region this afternoon. Tlh and vld have the best chance of being
directly impacted. Late tonight, showers and thunderstorms will
start to spread inland from the gulf as well as move in from the
west, with ecp and dhn likely impacted before 12z with at least
MVFR ceilings and tsra. Through tomorrow, a line of heavy rain
will move slowly through the region resulting in lifr/ifr
restrictions.

Marine
Modest southwest winds will increase quickly on Tuesday to
cautionary levels. A period of advisory levels winds and seas is
expected late Tuesday through Wednesday night with the approach
and passage of a strong cold front. Winds and seas will gradually
diminish through the remainder of the work week as high pressure
builds over the waters.

Fire weather
No concerns.

Hydrology
Recent rains over the last 48 hours have deposited the heaviest
amounts (3-4 inches) in the upper choctawhatchee river basin in
southeast alabama. Elsewhere, rainfall amounts have been lighter
generally 2 inches or less. Most of the guidance suggests that
rainfall over the next 36 to 48 hours should generally be in the
3-4 inch range with isolated heavier totals up to 6 inches. While
this could cause some minor flooding issues, slightly higher
amounts would be needed to cause a greater flood threat. Thus,
will not be issuing a flash flood watch on this cycle, though as
confidence increases in the placement of Tuesday's convection a
watch may be needed.

The threat for river flooding from this system remains quite low,
given that many rivers were at significantly low levels from the
ongoing drought. Only the choctawhatchee river, which has received
modest rains in the upper portion of the basin is vulnerable to
minor flooding should heavier amounts on Tuesday materialize.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Tallahassee 69 81 68 80 60 / 30 70 70 70 20
panama city 74 81 71 80 65 / 50 70 70 70 10
dothan 69 78 67 80 59 / 80 90 70 70 10
albany 71 78 67 79 60 / 60 80 70 70 10
valdosta 70 81 67 79 61 / 20 70 70 80 30
cross city 71 83 71 81 65 / 10 60 70 80 50
apalachicola 74 80 72 82 65 / 50 60 70 70 10

Tae watches/warnings/advisories
Fl... High rip current risk until 8 pm edt /7 pm cdt/ this evening for
coastal bay-coastal gulf-south walton.

Ga... None.

Al... None.

Gm... None.

Near term... Harrigan
short term... Barry
long term... Barry
aviation... Harrigan
marine... Barry
fire weather... Fournier
hydrology... Godsey


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PCBF1 0 mi38 min SSW 7 G 8 78°F 82°F1015 hPa
PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL 12 mi38 min SSW 8 G 11 79°F 82°F1014.9 hPa
APCF1 - 8728690 - Apalachicola, FL 58 mi38 min SSW 8.9 G 13 79°F 82°F1014.8 hPa
APXF1 - Apalachicola Reserve, FL 60 mi101 min S 8 81°F 76°F

Wind History for Panama City, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Panama City - Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, FL11 mi33 minS 910.00 miPartly Cloudy82°F71°F69%1015.2 hPa
Tyndall Air Force Base, FL18 mi90 minSSW 810.00 miMostly Cloudy82°F73°F76%1015.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Panama City Beach (outside), St. Andrew Bay, Florida (sub)
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Panama City Beach (outside)
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Mon -- 03:32 AM CDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:45 AM CDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:33 AM CDT     1.07 feet High Tide
Mon -- 03:30 PM CDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:12 PM CDT     Moonset
Mon -- 07:34 PM CDT     Sunset
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0.60.60.70.70.80.911.11.110.90.80.60.50.40.30.30.30.40.50.50.60.60.6

Tide / Current Tables for West Bay Creek, West Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Florida
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West Bay Creek
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Mon -- 01:31 AM CDT     0.62 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 03:32 AM CDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:45 AM CDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:40 AM CDT     1.16 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:12 PM CDT     Moonset
Mon -- 05:27 PM CDT     0.32 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:34 PM CDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.70.60.60.70.70.80.911.11.11.21.110.80.60.50.40.30.30.40.40.50.60.6

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for (17,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Northwest Florida
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