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Destin, FL

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Sunrise 5:42AMSunset 7:51PM Monday June 14, 2021 11:24 PM CDT (04:24 UTC) Moonrise 9:16AMMoonset 11:28PM Illumination 26% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 days in cycle
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GMZ635 Western Choctawhatchee Bay-eastern Choctawhatchee Bay- 934 Pm Cdt Mon Jun 14 2021
Rest of tonight..West winds 3 to 8 knots. Waves less than 1 foot. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..West winds 3 to 8 knots becoming southwest 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday..Northwest winds 3 to 8 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 3 to 8 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Thursday..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots becoming south 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Thursday night..South winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Friday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..South winds 13 to 18 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 934 Pm Cdt Mon Jun 14 2021
Synopsis..A light to occasionally moderate westerly flow will prevail over the marine area through midweek. Northerly winds will then take hold Wednesday night, with a quick shift to southerly Thursday afternoon in response to the passage of a cold front. Onshore flow will then persist, but increase (along with building seas) from late week through the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Destin, FL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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FXUS64 KMOB 150001 AAA AFDMOB

Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service Mobile AL 701 PM CDT Mon Jun 14 2021

UPDATE. Sufficient instability remains over the local area late this afternoon; however, it has begun to wane. Currently, SPC Mesoanalysis shows 2000-4000 J/kg SBCAPE, 1500-2000 J/kg MLCAPE, as well as 1000-1200 J/kg DCAPE. In addition, the upper level forcing from an upper jet has decreased (moved offshore). The slow moving/stalled surface front remains just to our north over central Alabama and central Mississippi. Bulk shear is also minimal for most areas except for right at the coast where values range from 20-25 knots. Looking at the radar, some storms are ongoing to our north (a couple of these are strong). Although a few storms are still possible over the next couple of hours (particularly along and north of Highway 84), shower and storm activity is expected to dwindle through early this evening. Merely a slight chance of showers (15-20% PoP) was maintained near the coast through late this evening and overnight.

Lows tonight will continue to be warm, in the lower 70s north of I-10 and in the lower to mid 70s south of I-10 near the coast. Some spots at the coast could see even warmer lows, in the upper 70s. /26

AVIATION. 00Z issuance . A few showers developed along the sea breeze late this afternoon and some showers and storms are currently ongoing north of Highway 84. Expecting much of the shower and storm activity to decrease through early this evening. A few isolated showers are then possible overnight, especially near the coast. Some patchy fog is possible over areas that saw showers/storms today (such as north of Highway 84). This could lead to a slight reduction in VIS over these areas. The TAF sites will likely remain unaffected. Isolated to scattered showers and storms are again possible by Tuesday afternoon, especially near the coast. Overall, VFR conditions are anticipated through the period outside of any heavy showers/strong storms through Tuesday afternoon. Also, outside of any storms, winds will decrease to be light and be mainly from the west this evening and overnight. Winds will then shift to be more northerly Tuesday morning and range from 5-10 knots over inland areas. However, with the development of a sea breeze Tuesday afternoon, areas along the coast will see winds increase to be around 10 knots and shift to be out of the south/southwest. /26

PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 403 PM CDT Mon Jun 14 2021/

NEAR TERM UPDATE /Now Through Tuesday/ . Currently over the Conus, upper level high pressure was centered over the Desert Southwest with an upper ridge stretching east over the Plains and Southeast. An upper level trough stretching south along the East Coast to over the Gulf of Mexico was also noted. Latest satellite precipitable h20 shot shows a blob of 1.6-1.7" over central Alabama to near I-65, with lower amounts south. Looking the visible satellite loop shows cumulus development southeast of I-65, along with central/northern Alabama/Mississippi/Georgia in the moister airmass.

This afternoon's rain coverage is proving to be a challenge. Looking at the CAMS, convection initiation was expected to occur over central Alabama/west central Georgia, then head south- southwest during the afternoon into early evening hours. A subtle 925mb trough was noted in the upper air analysis over the southern Southeast region, north of the 500mb trough over the northern Gulf of Mexico, and appears to help with initiation for this afternoon's convection. Convection has formed north of the forecast area at 3pm/20z, with a few very isolated returns along the seabreeze moving north over the Florida panhandle. Even so, the presence of the upper ridge will help to temper coverage this afternoon. A few may become strong to severe, though, with pulse severe the expected mode. Model soundings show significant dry air at or above 500mb. Combined with MLCapes approaching 4000-4500J/kg, there is sufficient instability for taller storms, generally northwest of I-65. DCapes indicated in the models soundings range from around 800J/kg closer to the coast to around 1200J/kg along and north of the Highway 84 corridor. Local wet downburst tools are advertising a high risk of damaging wet downburst this afternoon with the stronger storms, mainly along and northwest of I-65. Any convection over the forecast area this evening will see coverage and strength decrease with the loss of the day's heating. Tuesday, guidance is advertising a significantly drier airmass moving south over the forecast area, with daytime convection limited to area south of the Highway 84 corridor. With the hot daytime temperatures over land, a seabreeze is expected to develop and move north over the forecast area and be the main convection initiator. A High Risk of damaging downbursts is again indicated with the taller storms Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures rising into the low to mid 90s are expected this afternoon over most of the forecast area, with Heat Indices topping out in the 99 to 105 degree range. Tonight, temperatures are expected to drop into the low to mid 70s inland, with mid to upper 70s along the coast expected. Tuesday will see a bit higher temperatures as the drier airmass moves south over the forecast area, topping out in the mid to upper 90s. Heat Indices are expected to top out in the 100 to 106 degree range. A few localities may reach Heat Advisory Criteria of 108 or higher, but overall, values are generally expected to remain below criteria. /16

SHORT TERM /Tuesday night Through Thursday night/ . We begin to transition toward a brief dry period through midweek. A sprawling upper level ridge remains centered over the Four Corners region through the short term while an upper trough continues to dig southward over the eastern Conus through Wednesday afternoon, then shifts eastward over the western Atlantic by the end of the short term with an extension of the upper ridge building eastward into the region. With these two features working in tandem, a northerly mid to upper level flow will usher in a drier airmass across the region.

Down at the surface, the area remains on the western periphery of a persistent, yet weak surface trough on Tuesday night that is draped from the Mid Atlantic down through parts of the Florida panhandle. The weak feature finally retreats toward the western Atlantic Wednesday into Wednesday night as a surface high builds into parts of the Midwest and Southeast. That said, all eyes remain on the Gulf as we head deeper into the work week. A broad surface low associated with the Central American Gyre moves very little Wednesday into Wednesday night over the Bay of Campeche as a surface ridge parked over parts of the western Atlantic continues to build west into the Gulf of Mexico.

POPs are much lower as we head into Wednesday thanks to the drier airmass, with only isolated afternoon showers and storms expected along the coast as a resultant seabreeze attempts to push inland against the opposing northerly synoptic flow. Showers and storms will not persist much past sunset on Wednesday, followed by rain- free conditions through the remainder of the short term.

High temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will soar into the mid to low 90s with heat indices nearly matching the ambient temps due to the drier air. The drier air will also result in cooler low temperatures, with lows by Wednesday night dropping into the mid to upper 60s for inland communities with low 70s for coastal and beach communities. Would not be surprised if we trend a little cooler with each model run, and potentially could see some lower 60s inland areas Wednesday night. The rip current risk remains low through Wednesday night, but expect an increasing risk as we head later in the week due to the potential tropical system. /22

EXTENDED TERM /Friday Through Monday/ . The extension of the level ridge over region begins to break down late in the week as the potential tropical system moves northward over the western Gulf. Current model guidance remains in fair agreement, indicating that this potential tropical system advances towards southern Louisiana late Friday night into early Saturday morning. Although this has been the trend over the past few model runs, we will continue to monitor this system since this remains far out in time and changes in trajectory are likely. Regardless, this system will bring ample moisture to the northern Gulf coast and to the local area. Moisture will increase over the region Friday through the weekend with PWATS climbing from 1.0 to 1.5 inches Friday morning to a maximum of around 2.5 inches by Saturday evening as southerly flow develops.

Thus, an overall increase in shower and thunderstorm chances (and possibly an associated heavy rain threat) are becoming increasingly likely for the local area beginning late in the week and continuing through Monday. In addition, there will be an increased risk of rip currents due to persistent southerly winds and swell. Given all of this, did not stray far from the Blended solution in regards to PoPs, which produced chance to likely PoPs for Saturday through Monday.

High temperatures will start out warm Friday afternoon, in the upper 80s to lower 90s (mid 80s at the beaches). Highs will then gradually decrease through the weekend into the low to mid 80s. Low temperatures through the period will be in the low 70s inland, with mid 70s along the coast. /22

MARINE . A surface ridge stretching west over the Gulf of Mexico and a surface trough over the southeast will create a light to moderate westerly flow over open Gulf waters with a more onshore/offshore variable flow near shore and over area coastal bays through mid week. A developing system over the Bay of Campeche will move north across the western Gulf mid week into the weekend, heading towards the western Louisiana/eastern Texas Gulf coast. Winds will shift to more southerly and increase to moderate the latter half of the week as the system passes west of area waters, with seas also building to the stronger southerly flow. A Small Craft Advisory may bee needed Friday into the weekend. /16

MOB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. AL . None. FL . None. MS . None. GM . None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PCBF1 36 mi54 min W 8 G 8.9 81°F 78°F1013.9 hPa
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 37 mi54 min NW 2.9 G 4.1 83°F 86°F1013.8 hPa
PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL 48 mi54 min WSW 7 G 8.9 85°F
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 60 mi34 min W 7.8 G 9.7 82°F 83°F1 ft1014.8 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Destin, Destin-Ft. Walton Beach Airport, FL2 mi31 minVar 510.00 miFair83°F73°F72%1013.1 hPa
Valparaiso / Eglin Air Force Base, FL6 mi28 minW 410.00 miFair80°F74°F81%1013.4 hPa
Hurlburt Field, FL9 mi28 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds81°F75°F84%1013.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for East Pass (Destin), Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida
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Tue -- 02:23 AM CDT     -0.10 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:43 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 10:16 AM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:52 PM CDT     0.68 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:49 PM CDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Harris, The Narrows, Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida
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Tue -- 03:54 AM CDT     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:44 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 10:16 AM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 03:56 PM CDT     1.62 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:50 PM CDT     Sunset
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