743  
FZUS52 KTAE 250759  
SRFTAE  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
359 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
 
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ACROSS WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES  
TODAY...  
   
THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK
 
 
HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ACROSS WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES  
TODAY. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS ALL  
AREA BEACHES. SURF HEIGHTS OF 3-5 FEET ARE EXPECTED ACROSS WALTON  
AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES WITH 2-3 FOOT SURF HEIGHTS ACROSS GULF AND  
FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES.  
 
WATER TEMPERATURE:  
68 DEGREES AT PANAMA CITY BEACH.  
69 DEGREES AT THE FSU COASTAL AND MARINE LAB NEAR APALACHICOLA.  
 
   
TIDE INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY MARCH 25 2017
 
 
SAINT MARKS RIVER ENTRANCE.  
HIGH 12:59 AM ... LOW 07:32 AM ... HIGH 01:55 PM ... LOW 07:44 PM.  
 
APALACHICOLA.  
HIGH 02:00 AM ... LOW 09:32 AM ... HIGH 03:57 PM ... LOW 09:37 PM.  
 
SAINT ANDREWS BAY AT PANAMA CITY.  
LOW 05:39 AM ... HIGH 09:46 PM.  
 
SUNRISE AND SUNSET IN TALLAHASSEE.  
MARCH 25 2017: SUNRISE 735 AM EDT SUNSET 752 PM EDT  
 
FLZ108-260800-  
SOUTH WALTON-  
259 AM CDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
THE FORECAST MAY BE UPDATED AROUND 10 AM UPON COORDINATION WITH THE  
BEACH PATROLS  
 
RIP CURRENT FORECAST: HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP  
CURRENTS ARE LIKELY TODAY.  
   
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 7 OR HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 
TIME (LOCAL) 7 AM 10 AM 1 PM 4 PM 7 PM  
CHANCE PRECIP (%)...20 20 50 50 50  
WEATHER TYPE........TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
TEMP................63 70 73 73 69  
APPARENT TEMP.......63 70 73 73 69  
WIND (MPH)..........SE 11 SE 16 SE 17 S 16 S 13  
WIND GUST...........19 21 22 22 19  
SURF HT (FT)........4 4 4 4 4  
PERIOD (S)..........6 6 6 6 6  
 
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT FCST....STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE.  
RAIN CHANCES........20 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....77  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...78  
WIND................SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
SURF HT.............2 TO 4 FEET.  
UV INDEX............8 OR VERY HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
FLZ112-260800-  
COASTAL BAY-  
359 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
THE FORECAST MAY BE UPDATED AROUND 10 AM UPON COORDINATION WITH THE  
BEACH PATROLS  
 
RIP CURRENT FORECAST: HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP  
CURRENTS ARE LIKELY TODAY.  
   
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) 7 AM 10 AM 1 PM 4 PM 7 PM  
CHANCE PRECIP (%)...10 10 30 30 50  
WEATHER TYPE........MOCLDY MOCLDY TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
TEMP................63 70 73 74 69  
APPARENT TEMP.......63 70 73 74 69  
WIND (MPH)..........SE 11 SE 14 S 17 S 14 SE 11  
WIND GUST...........19 21 22 21 18  
SURF HT (FT)........3 4 4 4 3  
PERIOD (S)..........6 6 6 6 6  
 
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT FCST....STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE.  
RAIN CHANCES........20 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....76  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...78  
WIND................SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
SURF HT.............2 TO 4 FEET.  
UV INDEX............7 OR HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
FLZ114-260800-  
COASTAL GULF-  
359 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017 /259 AM CDT SAT MAR 25 2017/  
   
TODAY
 
 
THE FORECAST MAY BE UPDATED AROUND 10 AM UPON COORDINATION WITH THE  
BEACH PATROLS  
 
RIP CURRENT FORECAST: STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE  
TODAY.  
   
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) 8 AM 11 AM 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM  
CHANCE PRECIP (%)...10 10 20 20 40  
WEATHER TYPE........PTCLDY MOCLDY TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
TEMP................64 71 74 74 69  
APPARENT TEMP.......64 71 74 74 69  
WIND (MPH)..........SE 12 SE 14 SE 14 SE 13 SE 9  
WIND GUST...........19 19 19 18 16  
SURF HT (FT)........2 2 2 2 2  
PERIOD (S)..........6 6 6 6 6  
 
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT FCST....STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE.  
RAIN CHANCES........20 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....76  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...77  
WIND................SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
SURF HT.............1 TO 3 FEET.  
UV INDEX............7 OR HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
FLZ115-260800-  
COASTAL FRANKLIN-  
359 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
THE FORECAST MAY BE UPDATED AROUND 10 AM UPON COORDINATION WITH THE  
BEACH PATROLS  
 
RIP CURRENT FORECAST: STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE  
TODAY.  
   
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) 8 AM 11 AM 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM  
CHANCE PRECIP (%)...0 0 10 10 30  
WEATHER TYPE........PTCLDY MOCLDY MOCLDY PTCLDY TSTMS  
TEMP................64 70 73 73 69  
APPARENT TEMP.......64 70 73 73 69  
WIND (MPH)..........SE 12 SE 13 SE 12 SE 10 S 6  
WIND GUST...........19 17 17 16 14  
SURF HT (FT)........2 2 2 2 2  
PERIOD (S)..........5 5 6 6 6  
 
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT FCST....STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE.  
RAIN CHANCES........20 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....76  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...76  
WIND................SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
SURF HT.............1 TO 3 FEET.  
UV INDEX............6 OR HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
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