937  
FZUS52 KTAE 151517  
SRFTAE  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
1117 AM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
 
   
THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK
 
 
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL BE AROUND 10 MPH TODAY. SURF WILL BE AROUND 1  
FOOT. MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED TODAY. CHECK  
LOCAL BEACH FLAGS FOR LATEST INFORMATION.  
 
WATER TEMPERATURE:  
84 DEGREES AT PANAMA CITY BEACH.  
82 DEGREES AT THE FSU COASTAL AND MARINE LAB NEAR APALACHICOLA.  
 
   
TIDE INFORMATION FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15 2018
 
 
SAINT MARKS RIVER ENTRANCE.  
HIGH 05:38 AM ... LOW 11:45 AM ... HIGH 05:48 PM ... LOW 11:57 PM.  
 
APALACHICOLA.  
LOW 01:32 AM ... HIGH 07:38 AM ... LOW 01:53 PM ... HIGH 07:41 PM.  
 
SAINT ANDREWS BAY AT PANAMA CITY.  
HIGH 03:11 AM ... LOW 07:30 AM ... HIGH 03:07 PM ... LOW 08:33 PM.  
AUGUST 15 2018: SUNRISE 704 AM EDT SUNSET 819 PM EDT  
 
FLZ108-161530-  
SOUTH WALTON-  
1017 AM CDT WED AUG 15 2018  
   
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 (%)...40 60 60 40  
WEATHER TYPE........TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
TEMP................84 86 85 83  
APPARENT TEMP.......92 95 93 90  
WIND (MPH)..........SE 4 S 6 S 6 S 3  
WIND GUST...........11 13 13 11  
SURF HT (FT)........1 1 1 1  
PERIOD (S)..........3 3 2 3  
 
   
THURSDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT FCST....STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE.  
RAIN CHANCES........60 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....87  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...98  
WIND................SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.  
SURF HT.............1 FOOT OR LESS.  
UV INDEX............8 OR VERY HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
FLZ112-161530-  
COASTAL BAY-  
1117 AM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
   
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 (%)...50 60 60 40  
WEATHER TYPE........TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
TEMP................84 86 84 83  
APPARENT TEMP.......92 94 92 90  
WIND (MPH)..........S 4 S 6 S 6 S 3  
WIND GUST...........12 14 14 12  
SURF HT (FT)........1 1 1 1  
PERIOD (S)..........3 2 3 3  
 
   
THURSDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT FCST....STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE.  
RAIN CHANCES........50 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....88  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...100  
WIND................SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.  
SURF HT.............1 TO 2 FEET.  
UV INDEX............7 OR HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
FLZ114-161530-  
COASTAL GULF-  
1117 AM EDT WED AUG 15 2018 /1017 AM CDT WED AUG 15 2018/  
   
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 (%)...60 60 60 30  
WEATHER TYPE........TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
TEMP................84 85 84 83  
APPARENT TEMP.......93 94 92 91  
WIND (MPH)..........S 5 S 8 S 6 S 3  
WIND GUST...........12 14 14 12  
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........40 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....88  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...102  
WIND................SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.  
SURF HT.............1 FOOT OR LESS.  
UV INDEX............7 OR HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
FLZ115-161530-  
COASTAL FRANKLIN-  
1117 AM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
   
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 (%)...60 50 50 20  
WEATHER TYPE........TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
TEMP................84 84 84 82  
APPARENT TEMP.......92 92 91 89  
WIND (MPH)..........S 5 S 8 S 6 S 3  
WIND GUST...........13 14 14 12  
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........40 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....88  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...102  
WIND................SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.  
SURF HT.............1 FOOT OR LESS.  
UV INDEX............6 OR HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
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