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Apalachicola, FL

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Sunrise 6:04AMSunset 5:44PM Wednesday March 3, 2021 6:06 PM CST (00:06 UTC) Moonrise 11:38PMMoonset 10:02AM Illumination 72% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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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GMZ752 Expires:202103040330;;421773 Fzus52 Ktae 031952 Cwftae Coastal Waters Forecast For Florida Big Bend And Eastern Panhandle National Weather Service Tallahassee Fl 252 Pm Est Wed Mar 3 2021 Gulf Coastal Waters From The Mouth Of The Suwannee River To Okaloosa-walton County Line Out To 60 Nm. Seas Are Provided As A Range Of The Average Height Of The Highest 1/3 Of The Waves...along With The Occasional Height Of The Average Highest 1/10 Of The Waves. Gmz750-752-755-770-772-775-040330- 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- 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- 252 Pm Est Wed Mar 3 2021 /152 Pm Cst Wed Mar 3 2021/
Tonight..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Thursday..Northwest winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Thursday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Friday..East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Friday night..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 16 knots early in the morning. Seas 1 foot building to 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds after midnight. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
Saturday..Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters choppy. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Saturday night..Northeast winds 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy.
Sunday..Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy.
Sunday night..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters choppy.
Monday..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Okaloosa-walton County Line Out To 60 Nm 252 Pm Est Wed Mar 3 2021
Synopsis.. Northerly winds will continue to decrease this afternoon. Light to moderate northerly winds will become easterly Friday. Northeasterly winds will be moderate to strong this weekend. The next chance for rain will be Friday night into Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Apalachicola, FL
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FXUS62 KTAE 032025 AFDTAE

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tallahassee FL 325 PM EST Wed Mar 3 2021

NEAR TERM [Through Thursday].

Expect clearing to spread gradually south this afternoon with increasing sunshine across the area. Winds will gradually slacken as the surface low off the SE Coast moves away and high pressure builds in. The combination of clearing skies, light winds and a dampened ground from recent rains could lead to some fog formation tonight with the best chance across our GA counties. Wall to wall sunshine then expected for Thursday under high pressure with afternoon readings close to our increasingly warm seasonal norms.

SHORT TERM [Thursday Night Through Friday Night].

With high pressure dominating the first half of the short term, we can expected clear, cool, and dry conditions through Friday morning. Throughout Friday afternoon cloudiness increases ahead of the Gulf system on Saturday. Expect overnight lows to be in the low to mid 40s, daytime highs are expected to be in the upper 60s for the northern half of our CWA, and in the low 70s for the southern half.

LONG TERM [Saturday Through Wednesday].

A shortwave will dig south into southeast CONUS throughout the day on Friday and merge into a longwave trough positioned over the East Coast. According to current model guidance, this shortwave keeps most of its associated shower activity offshore throughout the day on Saturday. This is expected to be a light event with limited upper- level support, however, a reinforced shot of cooler air is expected to advect into our region after the system passes through the Florida Peninsula. Once this shortwave clears out of the area Saturday evening we'll once again be clear, cool, and dry through the remainder of the long term. Expect overnight lows to be in the 40s, with daytime highs in the 60s rebounding into the low 70s next Tuesday.

AVIATION. [Through 18Z Thursday]

MVFR ceilings will become VFR as the cloud deck mixes out and drier air flows in from the north. Could be a little patchy fog tonight esply along the I-75 "fog-belt" and have included a mention at VLD.

MARINE.

Northerly winds will continue to decrease this afternoon. Light to moderate northerly winds will become easterly Friday. Northeasterly winds will be moderate to strong this weekend. The next chance for rain will be Friday night into Saturday.

FIRE WEATHER.

Recent widespread rains will preclude critical fire weather conditions through the period.

HYDROLOGY.

Past 48 hours rainfall analysis shows a swath of 2.5-3 inches of rain from near Columbia, Alabama eastward through Tifton, Georgia. This rain is affecting primarily the Withlacoochee Basin, Ochlockonee Basin, and portions of the lower Chattahoochee. Based on observations this afternoon, it's looking increasingly likely that we'll have another period of minor flooding near Valdosta and potentially later down at US-84. There does not appear to be enough water coming down the Little River side to lead to minor flooding at Hahira.

Within the Ochlockonee Basin, the heaviest rains fell at the very top of the basin, and we're continuing to see steady rises at Coolidge. It's possible that Thomasville does get to minor flood, but it may take a little more time then previously thought given the rainfall distribution across the basin. Should Thomasville get to minor flood, then a short period of minor flooding is possible at Concord later this weekend.

The lower Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers are continuing to rise. A large swath of that rain fell just above Columbia, and that, plus extra releases from Walter F George are moving toward the Woodruff Pool. Latest guidance from the USACE suggests a slight reduction in previous release plans, however, this still may be sufficient to produce lower end minor flooding in the next 36 hours at Blountstown.

Elsewhere across the region, minor flooding is ongoing in the lower Suwannee between Branford and Rock Bluff. As explored in previous forecasts, there isn't enough water moving through this portion of the Suwannee to get Wilcox or Manatee Springs to their respective flood stages. However, water levels in this portion of the Suwannee will remain above normal for some time.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT.

Spotter activation is not requested. However, spotters are always encouraged to safely report significant weather conditions when they occur (while following all local, state, and CDC guidelines) by calling the office or tweeting us @NWSTallahassee.

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS.

Tallahassee 44 71 46 70 49 / 0 0 0 0 30 Panama City 46 70 50 69 52 / 0 0 0 0 40 Dothan 40 69 45 66 47 / 0 0 0 0 20 Albany 40 69 43 66 46 / 0 0 0 0 20 Valdosta 42 70 44 69 48 / 0 0 0 0 30 Cross City 46 73 45 73 50 / 0 0 0 0 40 Apalachicola 47 69 50 67 52 / 0 0 0 0 40

TAE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. FL . None. GA . None. AL . None. GM . None.

NEAR TERM . Johnstone SHORT TERM . Oliver LONG TERM . Oliver AVIATION . Johnstone MARINE . Johnstone FIRE WEATHER . Johnstone HYDROLOGY . Godsey


Weather Reporting Stations
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Wind History for Apalachicola, FL
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Airport Reports
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Apalachicola, Apalachicola, FL3 mi73 minN 910.00 miFair59°F48°F67%1016.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Apalachicola, Apalachicola Bay, Florida
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Apalachicola
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Wed -- 12:29 AM EST     0.03 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:03 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:03 AM EST     1.18 feet High Tide
Wed -- 10:02 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 12:24 PM EST     0.55 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:08 PM EST     1.39 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:40 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 11:37 PM EST     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for St. George Island, Sikes Cut, Florida
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Wed -- 12:19 AM EST     -0.10 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:52 AM EST     0.97 feet High Tide
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Wed -- 11:54 AM EST     0.34 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:21 PM EST     1.43 feet High Tide
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Wed -- 11:37 PM EST     Moonrise
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