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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1103 AM EDT Wed Aug 16 2017


...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK ALONG GULF COUNTY BEACHES TODAY...


.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

Generally light westerly winds will prevail today with seas of 1
to 2 feet. With the exception of Gulf county beaches, a moderate
risk of rip currents will continue as well. Along Gulf county
beaches, the directly onshore flow will cause a greater threat for
strong and more frequent rip currents.


Water Temperature:
88 degrees at Panama City Beach.
86 degrees at the FSU Coastal and Marine Lab near Apalachicola.


.Tide information for Wednesday August 16 2017...

Saint Marks River Entrance.
Low 02:47 AM ... High 08:53 AM ... Low 04:44 PM ... High 11:25 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 01:17 AM ... Low 03:45 AM ... High 10:11 AM ... Low 07:20 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
High 05:05 AM ... Low 04:49 PM.
August 16 2017: Sunrise 705 AM EDT Sunset 818 PM EDT


FLZ108-171515-
South Walton-
1003 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
                      today.
Beach Flags:          Yellow (updated 10 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are possible in the surf zone. Swim
near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight
the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable
to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired, float
or tread water until out of the rip current. Always heed the advice
of the local beach patrol and consult the local beach flag system. If
in doubt, don`t go out.

The UV index today is 7 or high exposure.


Time (local)        10 am   1 pm    4 pm    7 pm
Chance Precip (%)...30      40      40      20
Weather Type........Tstms   Tstms   Tstms   Tstms
Temp................87      90      89      85
Apparent Temp.......100     103     103     96
Wind (mph)..........W 4     SW 6    SW 9    SW 6
Wind Gust...........8       11      12      12
Surf Ht (ft)........1       1       1       1
Period (s)..........3       4       4       3


.Thursday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........30 percent
High Temperature....93
Max Apparent Temp...105
Wind................Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Surf Ht.............1 foot or less.
UV Index............8 or very high exposure.


$$

FLZ112-171515-
Coastal Bay-
1103 AM EDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
                      today.
Beach Flags:          Yellow (updated 10 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are possible in the surf zone. Swim
near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight
the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable
to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired, float
or tread water until out of the rip current. Always heed the advice
of the local beach patrol and consult the local beach flag system. If
in doubt, don`t go out.

The UV index today is 8 or very high exposure.


Time (local)        10 am   1 pm    4 pm    7 pm
Chance Precip (%)...30      50      50      20
Weather Type........Tstms   Tstms   Tstms   Tstms
Temp................86      89      88      85
Apparent Temp.......98      102     101     95
Wind (mph)..........W 5     SW 6    SW 9    W 6
Wind Gust...........9       11      12      11
Surf Ht (ft)........1       1       1       1
Period (s)..........3       3       3       3


.Thursday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........30 percent
High Temperature....92
Max Apparent Temp...105
Wind................West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Surf Ht.............1 foot or less.
UV Index............7 or high exposure.


$$

FLZ114-171515-
Coastal Gulf-
1103 AM EDT Wed Aug 16 2017 /1003 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017/

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
                      today.
Beach Flags:          Red (updated 11 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are possible in the surf zone. Swim
near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight
the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable
to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired, float
or tread water until out of the rip current. Always heed the advice
of the local beach patrol and consult the local beach flag system. If
in doubt, don`t go out.

The UV index today is 8 or very high exposure.


Time (local)        11 AM   2 PM    5 PM    8 PM
Chance Precip (%)...30      30      30      20
Weather Type........Tstms   Tstms   Tstms   Tstms
Temp................86      89      88      85
Apparent Temp.......100     105     103     97
Wind (mph)..........W 5     SW 8    SW 9    W 6
Wind Gust...........9       11      11      11
Surf Ht (ft)........1       1       1       1
Period (s)..........3       3       3       3


.Thursday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........30 percent
High Temperature....91
Max Apparent Temp...105
Wind................West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Surf Ht.............1 foot or less.
UV Index............7 or high exposure.


$$

FLZ115-171515-
Coastal Franklin-
1103 AM EDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
                      today.
Beach Flags:          Yellow (updated 11 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are possible in the surf zone. Swim
near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight
the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable
to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired, float
or tread water until out of the rip current. Always heed the advice
of the local beach patrol and consult the local beach flag system. If
in doubt, don`t go out.

The UV index today is 8 or very high exposure.


Time (local)        11 AM   2 PM    5 PM    8 PM
Chance Precip (%)...30      30      30      20
Weather Type........Tstms   Tstms   Tstms   Tstms
Temp................87      88      87      85
Apparent Temp.......99      102     100     96
Wind (mph)..........W 5     SW 8    SW 9    W 6
Wind Gust...........9       12      13      13
Surf Ht (ft)........0       0       1       1
Period (s)..........3       3       2       3


.Thursday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........30 percent
High Temperature....90
Max Apparent Temp...105
Wind................Northwest winds around 5 mph backing southwest
                    early in the afternoon.
Surf Ht.............1 foot or less.
UV Index............6 or high exposure.


$$



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