Wednesday, January23, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Destin, FL

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What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:40AMSunset 5:16PM Wednesday January 23, 2019 5:40 AM CST (11:40 UTC) Moonrise 9:19PMMoonset 9:44AM Illumination 93% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 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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GMZ655 Expires:201901232245;;795944 Fzus54 Kmob 231056 Cca Cwfmob Coastal Waters Forecast...corrected National Weather Service Mobile Al 456 Am Cst Wed Jan 23 2019 Gulf Coastal Waters Okaloosa Walton County Line To Pascagoula Out 60 Nm Seas Are Given As Significant Wave Height...which Is The Average Height Of The Highest 1/3 Of The Waves. Individual Waves May Be More Than Twice The Significant Wave Height. Winds And Seas Will Be Higher In And Around Thunderstorms. Gmz650-655-232245- Coastal Waters From Pensacola Fl To Pascagoula Ms Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl To Pensacola Fl Out 20 Nm- 456 Am Cst Wed Jan 23 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 am cst this morning...
.gale warning in effect from 9 am cst this morning through this evening...
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Thursday morning...
Today..Southeast winds 18 to 23 knots becoming south 25 to 30 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet. Dominant wave period 8 seconds. Showers and chance of Thunderstorms.
Tonight..West winds 20 to 25 knots becoming northwest 18 to 23 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet subsiding to 6 to 9 feet. Dominant wave period 9 seconds. Showers and chance of Thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
Thursday..Northwest winds 18 to 23 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 9 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet. Dominant wave period 8 seconds.
Thursday night..North winds 13 to 18 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant wave period 8 seconds.
Friday..North winds 13 to 18 knots diminishing to 8 to 13 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds.
Friday night..North winds 8 to 13 knots becoming northeast. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Saturday..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Saturday night..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
Sunday..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Sunday night..North winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 456 Am Cst Wed Jan 23 2019
Synopsis..A strong southerly wind flow will continue over marine area today before shifting northwest this evening in the wake of a strong cold front moves through the area by early tonight. Northerly winds will slowly diminish late Thursday morning through early Friday as a broad surface ridge of high pressure continues to build from the west. Frequent gusts to gale force, occurring mostly offshore, will be likely ahead and in the wake of the cold front beginning late this morning, continuing through late this evening. Showers and Thunderstorms will also be likely ahead and along the front with a few strong to severe Thunderstorms possible, especially this afternoon through early this evening.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Destin, FL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service mobile al
532 am cst Wed jan 23 2019

Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation
12z issuance... MVFR to ifr conditions through 24.12. Lower cigs
and visibilities mostly in heavy rain and light fog through
24.06z followed by mostly low stratus clouds through 24.12z. Winds
will be south at 15 to 25 knots with frequent gusts to 30 knots
through early this evening shifting west then northwest at 10 to
20 knots with slightly higher gusts through 24.12z. A wind
advisory is in effect beginning later this morning continuing
through early this evening. 32 ee

Prev discussion issued 502 am cst Wed jan 23 2019
near term now through Wednesday night ... Expect an active weather
pattern across the north central gulf region today and early
tonight as a sharp mid to upper trof located over the central
plains and much of tx this morning quickly shifts eastward across
the north central gulf states and SE CONUS through tonight. Ahead
of this upper system the right rear quad of a 100 to 150 knot h2
jet combined with a 50 to 60 kt h85 jet located just a little
further east will enhance the threat for a few strong to possibly
severe thunderstorms later today especially over lower and eastern
sections of the forecast area generally where better surface
based instability is depicted by most of the current guidance.

This better mid to upper forcing initially moves over western and
northern sections of the forecast area early today where model
soundings depict a more elevated scenario eventually mixing down
to the sfc as the main upper system moves further east over the
region. As a result will continue with the current severe graphic
which shows the better chance for severe weather generally over
the coastal counties of al and part of nwfl east of ft walton
beach with the possibility of extending this threat further to the
east along the nwfl coast and inland generally along the east of
the i-65 corridor later this morning. Model soundings depict
strongly curved hodographs in these areas with helicity values
ranging from 400 to 600 m2 s2 from 0 to 3km which suggests a few
tornadoes will be possible along with damaging straight line winds
and maybe some isolated cases of large hail due to lower than
normal wetbulb values.

Although the threat for flooding due to heavy rainfall remains
low due to the forward progression throughout the day, model
soundings depict a very moist column for most locations by this
afternoon suggesting some minor or nuisance type flooding can't be
ruled out. Stay tuned to local media outlets or

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PCBF1 36 mi53 min ESE 24 G 27 63°F 60°F1020.3 hPa
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 37 mi53 min SSE 14 G 19 66°F 54°F1018.1 hPa
PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL 48 mi53 min E 12 G 17 62°F 59°F1020.9 hPa
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 60 mi41 min SE 23 G 27 67°F 1017.6 hPa (-1.2)63°F

Wind History for Pensacola, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Destin, Destin-Ft. Walton Beach Airport, FL2 mi48 minSE 17 G 2510.00 miOvercast64°F59°F84%1019.2 hPa
Valparaiso / Eglin Air Force Base, FL6 mi45 minSE 14 G 2310.00 miOvercast63°F58°F84%1019.9 hPa
Hurlburt Field, FL9 mi1.7 hrsESE 15 G 2010.00 miOvercast64°F59°F83%1019.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for East Pass (Destin), Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida
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East Pass (Destin)
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Wed -- 06:41 AM CST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:43 AM CST     Moonset
Wed -- 12:16 PM CST     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:14 PM CST     Sunset
Wed -- 08:19 PM CST     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Harris, The Narrows, Florida
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Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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