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Destin, FL

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Sunrise 5:45AMSunset 7:42PM Tuesday May 26, 2020 2:41 PM CDT (19:41 UTC) Moonrise 9:00AMMoonset 11:29PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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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GMZ655 Expires:202005270315;;784617 Fzus54 Kmob 261514 Cwfmob Coastal Waters Forecast National Weather Service Mobile Al 1014 Am Cdt Tue May 26 2020 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. Winds And Seas Will Be Higher In And Around Thunderstorms. Gmz650-655-270315- 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- 1014 Am Cdt Tue May 26 2020
.small craft should exercise caution this morning...
Rest of today..East winds 13 to 18 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds. Slight chance of Thunderstorms late in the morning. Chance of showers. Chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday..South winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..South winds 8 to 13 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday..Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots becoming south. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Thursday night..South winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday night..Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday..West winds 3 to 8 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..West winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds. Slight 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- 1014 Am Cdt Tue May 26 2020
Synopsis..Moderate easterly winds become a light to moderate southeasterly flow this afternoon then transition to a light southerly flow for Wednesday through Saturday. There are indications that a front may push southward through the marine area Saturday night, resulting in a wind shift to an offshore flow.


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 261926 AFDMOB

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Mobile AL 226 PM CDT Tue May 26 2020

NEAR TERM UPDATE /Now Through Wednesday/. Have updated to issue a Coastal Flood Advisory until 4 pm for coastal Alabama where it's possible some locations may see some minor flooding during high tide. Have also made some minor adjustments to daytime highs to raise by 1 to 2 degrees along with increasing pops somewhat mainly over interior areas for the rest of this afternoon based on high resolution guidance. An upper low is currently centered near western Oklahoma with an associated surface low located near northeast Kansas/northwest Missouri. An upper trof extends eastward from the upper low to across the southeast states, and a surface low has developed in response which is currently located near Orlando, Florida. A weak surface trof extends from the Orlando surface low across the northeastern Gulf into Louisiana where it intersects with a weak cold front extending southward from the Kansas/Missouri surface low across Arkansas into central Louisiana. Through Wednesday, the upper low drifts towards the ArkLaTex while the eastward extending upper trof weakens somewhat. In response, the Orlando surface low moves towards South Carolina and weakens while the Kansas/Missouri surface low moves into Iowa then dissipates with a weak secondary surface low forming over Arkansas. This transition results in the weak surface trof over the northern Gulf lifting northward into the forecast area on Wednesday while the weak cold front advances into western Mississippi.

While abundant deep layer moisture is currently in place over the area with precipitable water values near 2.0 inches, cooler and much drier air mainly in the 750-400 mb layer is being drawn around the western side of the upper low back to the west and will flow mainly into the western half of the forecast area mainly during the afternoon hours on Wednesday. Model soundings show a dramatic improvement on Wednesday in regards to convective potential over the western half of the area in response to this cooler/drier air with improvement further to the east as well. MLCAPE values of around 2000 J/kg are expected by midday Wednesday over southeast Mississippi tapering to around 1500 J/kg, and steep lapse rates up to 7.5 C/km are noted in the 700-500 mb layer over interior southeast Mississippi. Additionally, wet bulb zero values drop to near 10-11 kft over interior southeast Mississippi and extreme southwest Alabama by late Wednesday afternoon, while elsewhere remain at 12 kft or better. While the 850 mb flow is relatively weak (10-20 knots), 0-6 km bulk shear may be as high as 35 knots. These conditions as a whole look to favor the potential for isolated severe storm convection over southeast Mississippi and possibly extreme southwest Alabama as well, with the timing being during the afternoon, especially the late afternoon hours.

For this evening, a series of shortwaves moving through the upper trof aloft will support likely pops west of I-65 with chance pops further to the east. Isolated to scattered convective development is possible later tonight. On Wednesday, a combination of the weak surface trof moving into the area along with daytime heating in the convectively favorable environment will support likely to categorical pops along and north of a line from Mobile to Andalusia, Alabama with chance to good chance pops elsewhere. Lows tonight will range from the mid 60s well inland to the lower 70s at the immediate coast. Highs on Wednesday will be in the lower to mid 80s. A high risk of rip currents continues through tonight, then a moderate risk is expected on Wednesday. /29

SHORT TERM /Wednesday Night Through Friday Night/. The wet pattern will persist through the latter half of the work week. A large upper level low that developed over the Southern Plains in the near term will get absorbed by an upper level trough diving through the northern states toward the Great Lakes late in the week. Further to the west, an upper level ridge builds into the Southwest on the backside of the weakening upper low.

Despite the deep southerly flow over the region in the short term, the axis of moisture briefly moves east of the area on Thursday as the upper low begins to weaken to our west. While we still expect showers and storms in the late afternoon hours on Thursday, the coverage of showers and storms will be less than both Wednesday and Friday. That said, there will be enough instability and bulk shear by Thursday afternoon to potentially produce a few strong storms with gusty winds being the main concern. As the upper low weakens and lifts northeast on Friday, the trough will begin to swing toward the region. The chance for showers and storms remains highest across the southeast portion of the area (generally south and east of I-65) starting in the late morning hours on Friday through the afternoon. A few strong storms cannot be ruled out on Friday during the day.

Highs will top out in the mid to upper 80s on both Thursday and Friday afternoons. Lows each night will only fall into the mid to upper 60s inland with 70s right along the coast. A MODERATE risk of rip currents is expected through Thursday night before becoming LOW on Friday. 07/mb

EXTENDED TERM /Saturday Through Tuesday/. The area begins to dry out somewhat through the weekend and early next week. The weakening low and upper level trough swing across the region early in the weekend as an upper level ridge begins to build east into the Southern Plains. A front will slide through the area on Saturday with scattered showers and storms lingering into the afternoon hours. In the wake of the front, expect slightly drier air to filter into the area. That said, don't expect cooler daytime temperatures to accompany this frontal passage. With the ridge aloft building into the central half of the CONUS through early next week and a surface high sliding into the Midwest, temperatures will remain toasty across the area. High temperatures by Monday afternoon may soar into the low 90s across much of the area. 07/mb

MARINE. Moderate easterly winds become a light to moderate southeasterly flow this afternoon then transition to a light southerly flow for Wednesday through Saturday. There are indications that a front may push southward through the marine area Saturday night, resulting in a wind shift to an offshore flow. /29

MOB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. AL . High Rip Current Risk through late tonight for ALZ265-266.

Coastal Flood Advisory until 4 PM CDT this afternoon for ALZ263>266.

FL . High Rip Current Risk through late tonight for FLZ202-204-206.

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 E 4.1 G 8.9 78°F 78°F1011.8 hPa
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 37 mi54 min S 5.1 G 8 82°F 82°F1012.1 hPa
PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL 48 mi54 min E 8 G 14 76°F
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 60 mi32 min E 12 G 16 77°F 78°F1012.1 hPa74°F

Wind History for Pensacola, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Destin, Destin-Ft. Walton Beach Airport, FL2 mi49 minSSE 710.00 miPartly Cloudy83°F73°F72%1011.4 hPa
Valparaiso / Eglin Air Force Base, FL6 mi46 minSSE 1210.00 miPartly Cloudy84°F71°F67%1012.1 hPa
Hurlburt Field, FL9 mi46 minSSE 1110.00 miPartly Cloudy84°F71°F67%1011.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for East Pass (Destin), Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida
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Tue -- 01:26 AM CDT     -0.16 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:46 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:00 AM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:04 PM CDT     0.74 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:40 PM CDT     Sunset
Tue -- 11:28 PM CDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Harris, The Narrows, Florida
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