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Panama City Beach, FL

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Sunrise 6:04AMSunset 5:44PM Wednesday March 3, 2021 5:22 AM CST (11:22 UTC) Moonrise 11:42PMMoonset 10:05AM Illumination 77% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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 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- 250 Am Est Wed Mar 3 2021 /150 Am Cst Wed Mar 3 2021/
.small craft advisory in effect until 1 pm est /noon cst/ this afternoon...
Today..North winds 20 knots decreasing to 15 knots this afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet decreasing to 2 to 4 feet this afternoon. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Tonight..North winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Thursday..Northwest winds 10 to 15 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. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of rain in the evening, then chance of rain after midnight.
Saturday..Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of rain in the morning, then slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Saturday night..Northeast winds 15 to 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 a moderate chop.
GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Okaloosa-walton County Line Out To 60 Nm 250 Am Est Wed Mar 3 2021
Synopsis.. The small craft advisory has been extended until 1 pm est today. Northerly winds will 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. Otherwise, the next seven days will be dry.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Panama City Beach, FL
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FXUS62 KTAE 030757 AFDTAE

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tallahassee FL 257 AM EST Wed Mar 3 2021

NEAR TERM [Through Tonight].

The cold front has nearly moved through the entire forecast area this morning as an area of low pressure rapidly moves northeast out of the region. For the rest of this morning, wrap around moisture around the surface low will keep plenty of low level clouds in place through at least mid-day before breaks in the clouds slowly develop as drier air gets advected in from the northeast and conditions warm. High temperatures will mostly be in the lower 60s, but can't rule out slightly warmer temperatures should sunshine break out earlier than anticipated.

For tonight, clearing conditions will continue with most locations seeing mostly clear skies overnight. Low temperatures will drop into the low to mid 40s.

SHORT TERM [Thursday Through Friday].

In the upper levels, a weak ridge will be over the region. At the surface, a strong high centered over the Great Lakes will extend into the Southeast. With northerly low level flow a cool, dry air mass will be in place. POPs will be near zero. Skies will be mostly sunny/clear through Thursday night. On Friday, clouds will begin to increase as low pressure moves into the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Highs will be in the upper 60s and near 70. Lows will be in the 40s.

LONG TERM [Friday Night Through Wednesday].

In the upper levels, a trough will be over the region until a ridge builds in on Sunday. A shortwave will move through the region early next week. At the surface, a low will move through the Northern Gulf of Mexico Friday night and into Saturday. With a warm front south of the region, there will be a chance for showers (POPs 20 to 35 percent). By Saturday night, high pressure will move in with northerly winds bringing a cool, dry air mass. Early next week, winds will become easterly then more southerly bringing slightly warmer temps. Highs this weekend will be in the 60s. Early next week, highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Lows will be mainly in the 40s.

AVIATION. [Through 06Z Thursday]

A mix of LIFR/IFR conditions is expected to prevail through most of the overnight hours as low ceilings and light rain/drizzle affect the area. Most terminals have switched to a northwest wind, but our eastern terminals across the Big Bend/Southern GA will see this switch in the next few hours. Expect these LIFR/IFR restrictions to persist through at least 16z, with gradual improvements to MVFR expected after that as clearing conditions moving in from the west this afternoon/evening.

MARINE.

The Small Craft Advisory has been extended until 1 PM EST today. Northerly winds will 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. Otherwise, the next seven days will be dry.

FIRE WEATHER.

Fire weather concerns will be low the next few days with cooler northerly flow expected to prevail. Cloudy conditions are expected for this afternoon with drier and clearer conditions expected for Thursday. Higher dispersions are expected on Thursday as well.

HYDROLOGY.

Many local rivers are rising. The Suwannee River is in flood stage at Luraville and nearing crest at Branford and Rock Bluff near Bell. The Ochlockonee River near Thomasville is forecast to reach flood stage late tonight. The Withlacoochee River above Valdosta (Skipper Bridge Rd) is forecast to reach flood stage late tonight. Rain will move out of the region by daybreak. The next seven days looks fairly dry with only a chance for showers Friday night into Saturday. Forecast rainfall totals through the next seven days will be less than one half an inch.

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 62 44 71 45 70 / 0 0 0 0 0 Panama City 62 46 69 49 69 / 0 0 0 0 0 Dothan 61 40 68 44 66 / 0 0 0 0 0 Albany 60 40 68 43 65 / 0 0 0 0 0 Valdosta 59 42 70 44 69 / 0 0 0 0 0 Cross City 65 46 72 44 73 / 0 0 0 0 0 Apalachicola 63 47 68 49 67 / 0 0 0 0 0

TAE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. FL . None. GA . None. AL . None. GM . Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EST /noon CST/ this afternoon for Apalachee Bay or Coastal Waters From Keaton Beach to Ochlockonee River FL out to 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- Coastal waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola FL out 20 NM-Coastal waters from Mexico Beach to Okaloosa Walton County Line FL out 20 NM-Waters from Suwannee River to Apalachicola FL from 20 to 60 NM-Waters from Apalachicola to Mexico Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-Waters from Mexico Beach to Okaloosa Walton County Line FL from 20 to 60 NM.



NEAR TERM . Dobbs SHORT TERM . McD LONG TERM . McD AVIATION . Dobbs MARINE . McD FIRE WEATHER . Dobbs HYDROLOGY . McD


Weather Reporting Stations
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Wind History for Panama City, FL
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Airport Reports
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Panama City - Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, FL11 mi30 minNW 1310.00 miOvercast46°F43°F89%1016.4 hPa
Tyndall Air Force Base, FL18 mi27 minN 910.00 miLight Drizzle47°F44°F88%1015.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Panama City Beach, Florida
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Panama City Beach
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Wed -- 02:19 AM CST     0.36 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:34 AM CST     0.28 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:07 AM CST     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:05 AM CST     Moonset
Wed -- 10:25 AM CST     0.79 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:44 PM CST     Sunset
Wed -- 09:36 PM CST     -0.11 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 10:42 PM CST     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for West Bay Creek, West Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Florida
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Wed -- 12:22 AM CST     0.06 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:06 AM CST     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:04 AM CST     Moonset
Wed -- 02:11 PM CST     1.04 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:43 PM CST     Sunset
Wed -- 10:42 PM CST     Moonrise
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