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


December 2, 2023 12:30 PM CST (18:30 UTC)
Sunrise 6:25AM   Sunset 4:46PM   Moonrise  10:37PM   Moonset 11:59AM 

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GMZ655 Expires:202312030415;;773876 Fzus54 Kmob 021520 Cwfmob
coastal waters forecast national weather service mobile al 920 am cst Sat dec 2 2023
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.
gmz650-655-030415- 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- 920 am cst Sat dec 2 2023
Rest of today..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet, subsiding to 3 to 4 feet early. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. A chance of Thunderstorms. Showers.
Tonight..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. Showers with a chance of Thunderstorms.
Sunday..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. A chance of showers with a slight chance of Thunderstorms in the morning.
Sunday night..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Monday..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.
Monday night..North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.
Tuesday..North winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming northwest in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet in the morning, then 1 foot or less. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less, then around 2 feet after midnight. Dominant wave period 4 seconds.
Wednesday..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 3 seconds.
Wednesday night..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 3 seconds.
winds and seas higher in and near Thunderstorms.

GMZ600 920 Am Cst Sat Dec 2 2023
Synopsis..Moderate southeast to southerly flow persists into Sunday. A light to moderate offshore flow becomes established Sunday night into early next week in the wake of a cold front.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Miramar Beach, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tallahassee, FL
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FXUS62 KTAE 021603 AFDTAE

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tallahassee FL 1101 AM EST Sat Dec 2 2023

New UPDATE, MARINE

UPDATE
Issued at 1048 AM EST Sat Dec 2 2023

A warm front was analyzed at 15z over the gulf waters, with the entire region entrenched in southeast surface flow. Radar est'd rainfall over the past 6-hours shows a swath of 3-5 inches from Bay County northeastward into Leon County w/ground truth reports around 4 inches. Heavy rainfall will continue to be the greatest hazard today. WPC now has much of the tri-state region in a SLGT risk for excessive rainfall. Given recent trends, the Flood Watch was expanded northeast earlier this morning to include much of the I-10 corridor in the FL Big Bend into the southern tier of GA counties. Severe weather also remains possible today, although convection thus far has been elevated over land areas. Surface based instability will struggle to develop today. But if storms can become sfc-based, they would be able to tap high Bulk Shear and low-level SRH, with an isolated damaging wind and tornado threat, mainly in the FL counties.

Otherwise, PoPs were refreshed and temps were lowered a bit.

NEAR TERM
(Today and tonight)
Issued at 308 AM EST Sat Dec 2 2023

Throughout the near term the main story will be excessive rainfall, but severe weather will possibly make an appearance across our western areas. Currently, our inland areas are fairly stable, the 00Z upper-air sounding indicated the presence of a couple modest, inversions, generally under 850mb. Although these are expected to erode away provided enhanced WAA later this morning, it explains why we haven't seen much rain accumulation over our inland areas overnight. With cloud bases above 5000 feet, there just isn't enough forcing to bring moist surface air aloft into downpour- producing clouds. This may be starting to change however, we're now seeing higher reflectivities crossing the coastal interface, deeper inland across our FL counties. Still stratiform in nature, this increase in rainfall intensity may help lower cloud ceilings, while closing the gap at the low levels between temps and dew points.

With a synoptic pattern that favors widespread excessive rain; a ridge to the SE and a trough to the NW, today will be characterized as a conveyor belt of showers and storms as they move generally from WSW to ENE. Although lapse rates won't be impressive due to a moist atmospheric column; PWATs around or greater than 2 inches, forcing for ascent will be provided at the synoptic scale. A messy MCS to our west is associated with a ripple in the 500mb flow, the PV associated with this will move through the region this morning.
Later this afternoon, a shortwave quickly moving across the central plains on its way NE will further enhance PV across the region.
Thus, combining high moisture content with continuous synoptic forcing for ascent along a SW to NE corridor for hours on end via training showers/convection will lead to flooding concerns. The concern is greatest along the FL Panhandle and SE Alabama where the moisture axis is closest to the source (the Gulf). A flood watch is currently in effect for these areas.

As far as severe weather goes, MLCAPE this afternoon looks to struggle to make it beyond our FL counties. With peak values around 1500 J/kg across the FL Panhandle attention then turns to the LLJ/shear for any signs of organized convection. Current guidance has and LLJ across the area with winds generally around 40-50 kts, which is decent. Now combine these two and we get a sig tor parameter across our FL counties in the range of 1 to 3 this afternoon. Thus, tornadoes are possible, they'll almost definitely be rain-wrapped, making them hard to see. This is not to say tornadoes won't be possible across SE Alabama and SW Georgia, but the parameters don't currently look lined up well enough across these areas.

As we move beyond the afternoon hours and into the evening and overnight hours the main frontal passage is nearing. Southerly flow will further enhance, possibly leading to instability that penetrates deeper into the region. Guidance is currently uncertain on a convective mode, as either semi-discrete or cluster are possible. The LLJ will still be present and if the environment isn't worked over from the afternoon activity, the potential for overnight tornadoes this there. This time however, the threat possibly pushing beyond the FL state line into SE Alabama and SW Georgia.

With multiple hazards possible, whether it's flash flooding, ravine flooding, or tornadoes, make sure to have multiple ways to receive warnings through tonight.

Expect daytime highs generally in the low to mid 70s with overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s.

SHORT TERM
(Sunday through Monday night)
Issued at 308 AM EST Sat Dec 2 2023

The upper level disturbance and cold front will make its way through the region throughout Sunday. Precip chances are expected to dwindle throughout the day, with perhaps a few rumbles of thunder. Dry weather expected by the later afternoon or early evening, which will continue into Monday. Sunday will be our last unseasonably warm day, with highs in the 70s. Monday's highs will be start of a gradual decreasing trend, with temperatures peaking in the mid to upper 60s for SE AL and SW GA and in the upper 60s to low 70s for FL.

LONG TERM
(Tuesday through Friday)
Issued at 308 AM EST Sat Dec 2 2023

Ensemble guidance and cluster analysis shows the SE more or less remaining under weak upper level troughing to near zonal flow through much of the period. The exception could be late in the week where we could experience weak upper level ridging.
Nonetheless, the forecast is expected to be dry during this period. A dry cold front is expected to pass through midweek, with surface high pressure forecast before and after that. Temperatures during this period will gradually decrease going from above to near normal, to around or just below normal for this time of year. To put values to that highs will transition from the low to mid 60s to the mid 50s and low 60s, coolest in our AL and GA counties. For overnight lows, expect values to go from spread across the 40s to spread across the 30s by Wednesday night, and then begin to rebound into the mid to upper 30s Thursday night.

AVIATION
(12Z TAFS)
Issued at 625 AM EST Sat Dec 2 2023

Conditions will gradually deteoriate through this morning as ceilings lower and rain increases ahead of an approaching cold front. The worst conditions are expected at ECP and DHN with IFR to LIFR lasting through much of the period and rain increasing in intensity throughout today. Elsewhere, VFR conditions will gradually transition to IFR with the chance of rain also increasing throughout today. Shower and storm activity is expected to persist through the whole TAF period, impacting all terminals.

MARINE
Issued at 1048 AM EST Sat Dec 2 2023

A Small Craft Advisory is now in effect through this afternoon, as elevated winds hold due a disturbance over the region. Outside of this morning, showers and thunderstorm chances will continue through the weekend, some of which may produce gusty winds and waterspouts. The storm system and associated cold front is slated to swing through Sunday night into Monday, turning winds to the northwest to north much of next week. Additionally, a bit of sea fog is possible in Apalachee Bay later Saturday afternoon into Saturday night.

FIRE WEATHER
Issued at 308 AM EST Sat Dec 2 2023

Soaking rains through Sunday morning will keep fire weather concerns at a minimum, which are low dispersions across SE AL and SW GA today and perhaps tomorrow for areas along the coast. A flood watch is currently in effect through Sunday evening across the FL Panhandle and SE Alabama where excessive rainfall is a concern. The cold front is expected to be through the region Sunday night into Monday, cooler and drier conditions move into the region to begin the work week.

HYDROLOGY
Issued at 308 AM EST Sat Dec 2 2023

No changes were made to the Flash Food Watch that was hoisted yesterday for our AL counties, the western FL Panhandle, and Gadsden, Liberty, and Gulf counties of the Big Bend. Current rainfall amounts vary across the region with areas along and west of the Flint and Apalachicola Rivers seeing the most rain. 24 hour values across SE AL range from 0.15-1.0 inches and for the western FL Panhandle they vary wildly from 0.10-2.2 inches.
Elsewhere values range from trace amounts to 0.50, highest near the coast and along the aforementioned rivers.

Rainfall accumulation should mostly occur today with rain chances tapering off Sunday. Forecast rain amounts for this period vary from 2.0-3.5 inches of rain across southeast AL and the western FL Panhandle, 0.75-2.25 inches for the FL Big Bend, and up in southwest GA about 1-2.25 inches. Locally higher amounts will be possible. Storm totals, including yesterday, for areas outside of the flood watch will range from 1 to 3 inches while areas inside the watch should be closer to 3 to 6 inches.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT

Spotter activation is requested. Spotters should safely report significant weather conditions and/or damage by calling the office or tweeting us @NWSTallahassee.

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
Tallahassee 72 67 75 58 / 90 70 70 10 Panama City 73 66 74 58 / 100 90 70 10 Dothan 71 65 72 51 / 100 80 50 10 Albany 70 65 72 51 / 100 80 70 10 Valdosta 72 67 75 57 / 90 70 80 20 Cross City 79 67 78 62 / 40 20 60 20 Apalachicola 73 66 73 60 / 90 70 70 10

TAE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
FL...Flood Watch through Sunday evening for FLZ007>019-026-027-108- 112-114.

High Rip Current Risk through late Sunday night for FLZ108-112- 114-115.

GA...Flood Watch through Sunday evening for GAZ155>160.

AL...Flood Watch through Sunday afternoon for ALZ065>069.

GM...Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EST /3 PM CST/ this afternoon for GMZ750-752-755-770-772-775.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
PCBF1 16 mi42 min 66°F 65°F29.96
PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL 28 mi42 min 63°F
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 56 mi42 min 66°F 67°F29.93
APCF1 - 8728690 - Apalachicola, FL 74 mi42 min 66°F 62°F29.96

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Wind History for Panama City, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KDTS DESTIN EXECUTIVE,FL 18 sm35 minE 063 smOvercast Lt Rain Mist 70°F66°F88%29.97
KECP NORTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES INTL,FL 20 sm15 minNE 061/2 smOvercast Rain Mist 68°F66°F94%29.96
KVPS EGLIN AFB/DESTINFT WALTON BEACH,FL 23 sm10 minESE 123 smMostly Cloudy Hvy Rain Mist 66°F66°F100%29.93

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Tide / Current for Panama City Beach, Florida
   
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Panama City Beach
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Sat -- 06:22 AM CST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:39 AM CST     -0.20 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 10:57 AM CST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:42 PM CST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:36 PM CST     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:52 PM CST     1.34 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Panama City Beach, Florida, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for West Bay Creek, West Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Florida
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West Bay Creek
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Sat -- 01:34 AM CST     1.76 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:23 AM CST     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:57 AM CST     Moonset
Sat -- 02:09 PM CST     -0.32 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:42 PM CST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:35 PM CST     Moonrise
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West Bay Creek, West Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Florida, Tide feet
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