Mexico Beach, FL Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Mexico Beach, FL

April 16, 2024 6:42 AM CDT (11:42 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:12 AM   Sunset 7:12 PM
Moonrise 12:51 PM   Moonset 2:27 AM 
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Marine Forecasts
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GMZ750 Expires:202404161930;;823770 Fzus52 Ktae 160650 Cwftae
coastal waters forecast for florida big bend and eastern panhandle national weather service tallahassee fl 250 am edt Tue apr 16 2024
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.
gmz730-750-752-755-765-770-772-775-161930- 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- 250 am edt Tue apr 16 2024 /150 am cdt Tue apr 16 2024/

Today - East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots early this afternoon, then diminishing to 5 to 10 knots late. Seas around 2 feet with a dominant period of 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Tonight - Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

Wednesday - Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

Wednesday night - South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

Thursday - East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

Thursday night - Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

Friday - Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

Friday night - West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

Saturday - West winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

Saturday night - Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Okaloosa-walton County Line Out To 60 Nm 250 Am Edt Tue Apr 16 2024

Synopsis -
high pressure will remain entrenched across the gulf waters this week. Southeasterly winds will continue through Thursday with a slight uptick in wave heights to 2 to 4 feet west of apalachicola as a storm system moves out of the southern plains. A local area of high pressure sets up in the eastern gulf Thursday night causing winds to clock around to the southwest with wave heights slowly falling throughout our gulf waters. The next frontal system to arrive in the area appears to be late in the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Mexico Beach, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tallahassee, FL
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tallahassee FL 716 AM EDT Tue Apr 16 2024

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NEAR TERM
(Today and tonight)
Issued at 251 AM EDT Tue Apr 16 2024

High pressure will prevail through tonight with clear skies, dry temperatures, warm temperatures, and breezy winds in the afternoon. Fog potential exists once again this morning due to calm winds and moist conditions near the surface, particularly across our FL Panhandle and SE AL counties. Fog should quickly erode after sunrise with better mixing. Highs today will be in the mid to upper 80s inland with low 80s near the coast. Overnight lows will drop into the upper 50s to low 60s.

SHORT AND LONG TERM
(Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 251 AM EDT Tue Apr 16 2024

Upper ridge axis will shift east towards the east coast as an upper low moves northeast towards southern Canada by Thursday.
Surface ridging will continue across the southeast US emanating from high pressure in the western Atlantic. Mid level flow transitions to a more zonal flow late week while a surface high pressure center sets up in the eastern Gulf allowing winds to veer from the southeast to southwest. The area will be hard pressed to see any rainfall through the first part of the weekend, though a couple of weak showers cannot be ruled out as shortwave energy glances by to the north. With the zonal flow aloft, mid/high clouds from the upstream system and shortwaves traversing the flow appear plentiful Wednesday and Thursday. Despite this, daily high temperatures will reach well into the 80s, with a few 90s in the mix Friday and Saturday. The next frontal system, and the one that seems to be gaining consistency and confidence in the models, appears to make a run at the area Sunday into Monday. Some rainfall will accompany the front along with a cooling trend back into the upper 70s to low 80s behind the front heading into the next work week.

AVIATION
(12Z TAFS)
Issued at 713 AM EDT Tue Apr 16 2024

Some patchy fog is possible this morning near ECP and DHN with IFR/LIFR cigs/vsbys possible. Confidence in fog that results in categorical changes elsewhere is low. VFR conditions will then resume for all other TAF sites after 13-14z. Light winds are expected through the day.

MARINE
Issued at 251 AM EDT Tue Apr 16 2024

High pressure will remain entrenched across the Gulf waters this week. Southeasterly winds will continue through Thursday with a slight uptick in wave heights to 2 to 4 feet west of Apalachicola as a storm system moves out of the southern Plains. A local area of high pressure sets up in the eastern Gulf Thursday night causing winds to clock around to the southwest with wave heights slowly falling throughout our Gulf waters. The next frontal system to arrive in the area appears to be late in the weekend.

FIRE WEATHER
Issued at 251 AM EDT Tue Apr 16 2024

Moisture will continue to increase across the area via southerly flow despite the dry pattern. Elevated mixing heights areawide and locally higher southerly transport winds today across the FL Panhandle and SE AL will yield high dispersions for the aforementioned areas. Tomorrow, dispersions will remain generally good with elevated southerly transport winds persisting with slightly lower mixing heights. On Thursday, the opposite will be true with slightly weaker southerly transport winds and higher mixing heights, once again yielding good dispersions. MinRH will see a gradual increase through the period with today seeing values in the 30-40% range before increasing to 40-50% Wednesday and Thursday.

HYDROLOGY
Issued at 251 AM EDT Tue Apr 16 2024

The period of dry conditions will continue for the next several days with the next chance for rainfall accompanying a low pressure system possibly late this weekend. Generally, less than a quarter inch of rainfall is anticipated with this system at this time.

The areal flood warning remains for Leon County for the areas of Capitola, Chaires, and Baum of northeast Tallahassee. County emergency management reports hazardous standing water and several roadways remain closed.

In addition to the Apalachicola, St Marks, Withlacoochee, Aucilla, and Ochlockonee rivers remaining in flood, the Suwanee has now risen into flood at Rock Creek, Luraville, and Branford.
Expect possible rises to continue down the Suwanee with additional points possibly reaching flood in the days ahead.

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 85 60 84 61 / 0 0 0 0 Panama City 81 63 79 65 / 0 0 0 0 Dothan 85 61 84 63 / 0 0 0 0 Albany 85 61 85 63 / 0 0 0 0 Valdosta 87 61 86 62 / 0 0 0 0 Cross City 87 59 86 61 / 0 0 0 0 Apalachicola 75 65 76 65 / 0 0 0 0

TAE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
FL...High Rip Current Risk from 10 AM CDT this morning through late tonight for FLZ108-112.

GA...None.
AL...None.
GM...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL 13 mi54 min ENE 4.1G5.1 72°F
PCBF1 25 mi54 min NNE 5.1G7 63°F 70°F30.09
APCF1 - 8728690 - Apalachicola, FL 33 mi54 min NNE 2.9G4.1 62°F 69°F30.10
APXF1 - Apalachicola Reserve, FL 36 mi42 min ESE 1.9 58°F 30.1257°F


Wind History for Panama City, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KPAM TYNDALL AFB,FL 6 sm47 minE 0310 smMostly Cloudy61°F61°F100%30.09
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Tide / Current for Farmdale, East Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Florida
   
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Farmdale
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Tue -- 02:27 AM CDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:39 AM CDT     -0.22 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:13 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:50 PM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:36 PM CDT     1.52 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:10 PM CDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current for Laird Bayou, East Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Florida
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Laird Bayou
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Tue -- 02:27 AM CDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:24 AM CDT     -0.22 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:13 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:50 PM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:27 PM CDT     1.52 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:10 PM CDT     Sunset
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