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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1035 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY AT FRANKLIN AND GULF COUNTY
BEACHES...

.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

Moderate to strong easterly winds are expected today. Winds will
be mainly offshore for all counties except for Franklin, which
will have winds blowing parallel to the coast. A high risk for rip
currents is expected at Gulf and Franklin County beaches today.


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


.Tide information for Saturday April 21 2018...

Saint Marks River Entrance.
Low 12:41 AM ... High 07:32 AM ... Low 12:13 PM ... High 05:54 PM.

Apalachicola.
Low 02:58 AM ... High 11:09 AM ... Low 02:17 PM ... High 07:21 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
Low 12:33 AM ... High 01:50 PM.
April 21 2018: Sunrise 704 AM EDT Sunset 809 PM EDT


FLZ108-221445-
South Walton-
935 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
                      today.
Beach Flags:          Yellow (updated 9 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)        7 am    10 am   1 pm    4 pm    7 pm
Chance Precip (%)...0       0       20      20      30
Weather Type........PtCldy  PtCldy  Shwrs   Shwrs   Shwrs
Temp................59      68      75      74      71
Apparent Temp.......59      68      75      74      71
Wind (mph)..........E 13    E 12    E 9     E 8     E 9
Wind Gust...........19      18      15      14      16
Surf Ht (ft)........2       3       3       3       3
Period (s)..........5       5       6       6       6


.Sunday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........40 percent
High Temperature....75
Max Apparent Temp...74
Wind................Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Surf Ht.............3 to 5 feet.
UV Index............8 or very high exposure.


$$

FLZ112-221445-
Coastal Bay-
1035 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: Strong and frequent rip currents are possible
                      today.
Beach Flags:          Yellow (updated 9 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)        7 am    10 am   1 pm    4 pm    7 pm
Chance Precip (%)...0       0       20      20      20
Weather Type........PtCldy  PtCldy  Shwrs   Shwrs   Shwrs
Temp................60      67      76      75      72
Apparent Temp.......60      67      76      75      72
Wind (mph)..........E 12    E 12    E 10    E 9     E 10
Wind Gust...........18      18      16      15      16
Surf Ht (ft)........2       2       2       1       1
Period (s)..........4       4       6       6       4


.Sunday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........30 percent
High Temperature....76
Max Apparent Temp...76
Wind................Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Surf Ht.............2 to 4 feet.
UV Index............7 or high exposure.


$$

FLZ114-221445-
Coastal Gulf-
1035 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018 /935 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018/

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: High risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
                      currents are likely today.
Beach Flags:          Red (updated 10 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are expected today. When the rip
current risk is high, the surf and water conditions are dangerous for
all levels of swimmers. If the flags are changing to double red,
remember that means the water is closed.

The UV index today is 8 or very high exposure.


Time (local)        8 AM    11 AM   2 PM    5 PM    8 PM
Chance Precip (%)...10      10      10      10      20
Weather Type........PtCldy  PtCldy  PtCldy  PtCldy  Shwrs
Temp................62      68      74      74      72
Apparent Temp.......62      68      74      74      72
Wind (mph)..........E 13    E 14    E 13    E 12    E 12
Wind Gust...........20      20      20      18      19
Surf Ht (ft)........2       2       2       2       1
Period (s)..........5       5       5       5       4


.Sunday...

Rip Current Fcst....Strong and frequent rip currents are possible.
Rain Chances........30 percent
High Temperature....76
Max Apparent Temp...76
Wind................Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Surf Ht.............1 to 2 feet.
UV Index............7 or high exposure.


$$

FLZ115-221445-
Coastal Franklin-
1035 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...

Rip Current Forecast: High risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
                      currents are likely today.
Beach Flags:          Red (updated 10 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

Life threatening rip currents are expected today. When the rip
current risk is high, the surf and water conditions are dangerous for
all levels of swimmers. If the flags are changing to double red,
remember that means the water is closed.

The UV index today is 8 or very high exposure.


Time (local)        8 AM    11 AM   2 PM    5 PM    8 PM
Chance Precip (%)...10      10      10      10      20
Weather Type........PtCldy  PtCldy  PtCldy  PtCldy  Shwrs
Temp................63      68      73      74      72
Apparent Temp.......63      68      73      74      72
Wind (mph)..........E 16    E 17    E 14    E 13    E 16
Wind Gust...........24      24      22      21      24
Surf Ht (ft)........3       3       3       3       3
Period (s)..........5       5       5       5       4


.Sunday...

Rip Current Fcst....High risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
                    currents are likely.
Rain Chances........30 percent
High Temperature....75
Max Apparent Temp...75
Wind................Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Surf Ht.............2 to 4 feet.
UV Index............6 or high exposure.


$$


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