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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1228 PM EDT Tue Jun 15 2021

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE GULF COUNTY STATE PARK BEACHES
TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

Southwest to west winds of 10 to 15 mph will locally support a high
risk of rip currents along west-facing beaches of the Saint Joseph
Peninsula in Gulf County. Elsewhere, a moderate risk of rip currents
will continue today. A surge of 15-20 mph southwest winds this evening
into the overnight hours will result in a favorable wave setup for at
least a moderate risk into Wednesday morning for Walton, Bay, and the
west-facing Gulf County beaches. In particular, the Gulf County State
Park, where confidence was high enough to extend the high risk of rip
currents through Wednesday. Looking ahead to Thursday, there is now
medium confidence in a high risk for all gulf beaches. Rip current
risk will continue to increase late this week and become very high, as
southerly swell increases across the Gulf in response to a developing
area of disturbed weather in the southwest Gulf.

Based on communication with area beach officials, the following flags
are flying at area beaches:

Walton........................Yellow.
Bay...........................Yellow.
State Park Gulf Beaches.......Red
West Facing Gulf Beaches......Yellow.
South Facing Gulf Beaches.....Yellow.
Franklin......................Yellow.

FLZ108-152030-
South Walton-
Including the beaches of Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach,
and Turquoise Beach
1128 AM CDT Tue Jun 15 2021

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
UV Index**..................Extreme.
Water Temperature...........77 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
                            thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
   Panama City..............High at 01:06 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:42 AM.
Sunset......................8:48 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................1 to 2 feet.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
                            thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds around 10 mph, becoming
                            southwest in the afternoon.
Tides...
   Panama City..............High at 01:43 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:42 AM.
Sunset......................8:49 PM.

.THURSDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot. Mostly
sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Partly sunny. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds around
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. Showers and
thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds around
20 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae

$$

FLZ112-152030-
Coastal Bay-
Including the beaches of Panama City Beach and Magnolia Beach
1128 AM CDT Tue Jun 15 2021

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Extreme.
Water Temperature...........77 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
                            thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
   Panama City..............High at 01:06 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:41 AM.
Sunset......................8:46 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Partly sunny. A chance of showers and
                            thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................West winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
   Panama City..............High at 01:43 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:41 AM.
Sunset......................8:46 PM.

.THURSDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot. Partly
sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds around
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. Showers and
thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds around
20 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae

$$

FLZ114-152030-
Coastal Gulf-
Including the beaches of Saint Joe Beach
1228 PM EDT Tue Jun 15 2021 /1128 AM CDT Tue Jun 15 2021/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk...
   W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
   S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
   State Park Beaches.......High.
Surf Height...
   W Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
   S Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
   State Park Beaches.......Around 2 feet.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........81 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
                            thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
   Apalachicola.............High at 10:13 AM EDT.
                            Low at 02:11 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:40 AM.
Sunset......................8:43 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk...
   W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
   S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
   State Park Beaches.......High.
Surf Height...
   W Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
   S Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
   State Park Beaches.......Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Partly sunny. A chance of showers and
                            thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................West winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
   Apalachicola.............High at 10:36 AM EDT.
                            Low at 03:17 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:40 AM.
Sunset......................8:43 PM.

.THURSDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height around 2 feet. Partly
sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds around
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds around
20 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae

$$

FLZ115-152030-
Coastal Franklin-
Including the beaches of Apalachicola
1228 PM EDT Tue Jun 15 2021

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........85 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
                            thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
   Apalachicola.............Low at 02:11 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:39 AM.
Sunset......................8:41 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Partly sunny. A chance of showers and
                            thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................West winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
   Apalachicola.............High at 10:36 AM EDT.
                            Low at 03:17 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:39 AM.
Sunset......................8:42 PM.

.THURSDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot. Partly
sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly cloudy. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds around
15 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae


$$



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