095  
FZUS52 KTAE 031652  
SRFTAE  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
1152 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2022  
   
THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK
 
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE TODAY, BUT NOT BEFORE BRINGING  
ONE MORE DAY OF HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK TO FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES, AND  
POSSIBLY WALTON COUNTY BEACHES AS WELL. LIGHT OFFSHORE BREEZES WILL  
PREVAIL FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY. GENTLE SOUTHERLY BREEZES  
WILL DEVELOP OVER THE EASTERN GULF ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, BRINGING  
A BORDERLINE SITUATION FOR HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK FOR ANY OF THE  
BEACHES, BUT MORE LIKELY FOR EMERALD COAST BEACHES.  
 
BASED ON COMMUNICATION WITH AREA BEACH OFFICIALS, THE FOLLOWING FLAGS  
ARE FLYING AT AREA BEACHES:  
 
WALTON........................RED  
BAY...........................YELLOW  
STATE PARK GULF BEACHES.......YELLOW  
WEST FACING GULF BEACHES......YELLOW  
SOUTH FACING GULF BEACHES.....YELLOW  
FRANKLIN......................RED  
 
FLZ108-040115-  
SOUTH WALTON-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF SANDESTIN, SANTA ROSA BEACH,  
AND TURQUOISE BEACH  
1052 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2022  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EST THIS EVENING
 
 
   
REST OF TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............HIGH.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
UV INDEX**..................LOW.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........64 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE LOWER 70S.  
WINDS.......................SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
NONE.  
SUNRISE.....................7:25 AM.  
SUNSET......................5:44 PM.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
WEATHER.....................PARTLY SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE LOWER 70S.  
WINDS.......................NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
NONE.  
SUNRISE.....................7:25 AM.  
SUNSET......................5:44 PM.  
   
MONDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 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  
 

 
 
FLZ112-040115-  
COASTAL BAY-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF PANAMA CITY BEACH AND MAGNOLIA BEACH  
1052 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2022  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................1 TO 2 FEET.  
UV INDEX**..................LOW.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........65 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 70S.  
WINDS.......................SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
NONE.  
SUNRISE.....................7:22 AM.  
SUNSET......................5:42 PM.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
WEATHER.....................PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE LOWER 70S.  
WINDS.......................NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
NONE.  
SUNRISE.....................7:23 AM.  
SUNSET......................5:42 PM.  
   
MONDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT AROUND 1 FOOT.  
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 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  
 

 
 
FLZ114-040115-  
COASTAL GULF-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF SAINT JOE BEACH  
1152 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2022 /1052 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2022/  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK...  
W FACING BEACHES.........MODERATE.  
S FACING BEACHES.........MODERATE.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
W FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 1 FOOT.  
S FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 2 FEET.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......AROUND 1 FOOT.  
UV INDEX**..................MODERATE.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........64 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 70S.  
WINDS.......................SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............HIGH AT 01:27 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:20 AM.  
SUNSET......................5:42 PM.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK...  
W FACING BEACHES.........MODERATE.  
S FACING BEACHES.........MODERATE.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
W FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 1 FOOT.  
S FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 2 FEET.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......AROUND 1 FOOT.  
WEATHER.....................PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE LOWER 70S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............LOW AT 07:48 AM EST.  
HIGH AT 02:49 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:20 AM.  
SUNSET......................5:42 PM.  
   
MONDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 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  
 

 
 
FLZ115-040115-  
COASTAL FRANKLIN-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF APALACHICOLA  
1152 AM EST SAT DEC 3 2022  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EST THIS EVENING
 
 
   
REST OF TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............HIGH.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
UV INDEX**..................MODERATE.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........64 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE LOWER 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............HIGH AT 01:27 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:18 AM.  
SUNSET......................5:40 PM.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............AROUND 70.  
WINDS.......................NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH, BECOMING WEST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............LOW AT 07:48 AM EST.  
HIGH AT 02:49 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:19 AM.  
SUNSET......................5:40 PM.  
   
MONDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 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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