315  
FZUS52 KTAE 200815  
SRFTAE  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
415 AM EDT SAT OCT 20 2018  
 
   
THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK
 
 
LIGHT WINDS EARLY TODAY WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 TO 15  
MPH AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE AREA WITH SURF HEIGHTS AROUND  
2 FEET. A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED TODAY ACROSS  
THE AREA BEACHES.  
 
WATER TEMPERATURE:  
76 DEGREES AT PANAMA CITY BEACH.  
78 DEGREES AT THE FSU COASTAL AND MARINE LAB NEAR APALACHICOLA.  
 
   
TIDE INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 20 2018
 
 
SAINT MARKS RIVER ENTRANCE.  
HIGH 12:25 AM ... LOW 06:17 AM ... HIGH 12:29 PM ... LOW 06:46 PM.  
 
APALACHICOLA.  
HIGH 02:18 AM ... LOW 08:18 AM ... HIGH 01:28 PM ... LOW 08:34 PM.  
 
SAINT ANDREWS BAY AT PANAMA CITY.  
HIGH 07:42 AM ... LOW 03:41 PM ... HIGH 10:21 PM.  
OCTOBER 20 2018: SUNRISE 743 AM EDT SUNSET 701 PM EDT  
 
FLZ108-210815-  
SOUTH WALTON-  
315 AM CDT SAT OCT 20 2018  
   
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 7 OR HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 
TIME (LOCAL) 7 AM 10 AM 1 PM 4 PM 7 PM  
CHANCE PRECIP (%)...20 20 30 30 20  
WEATHER TYPE........RAIN RAIN RAIN RAIN SHWRS  
TEMP................71 80 83 80 76  
APPARENT TEMP.......71 83 89 82 76  
WIND (MPH)..........W 2 W 5 W 9 W 8 NW 5  
WIND GUST...........6 9 13 13 13  
SURF HT (FT)........2 2 2 2 2  
PERIOD (S)..........6 5 5 5 6  
 
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT FCST....STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE.  
RAIN CHANCES........0 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....69  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...67  
WIND................NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.  
SURF HT.............1 FOOT OR LESS.  
UV INDEX............8 OR VERY HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
FLZ112-210815-  
COASTAL BAY-  
415 AM EDT SAT OCT 20 2018  
   
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) 7 AM 10 AM 1 PM 4 PM 7 PM  
CHANCE PRECIP (%)...10 10 30 30 20  
WEATHER TYPE........PTCLDY PTCLDY RAIN RAIN SHWRS  
TEMP................71 80 83 81 77  
APPARENT TEMP.......71 84 89 86 77  
WIND (MPH)..........SW 2 SW 4 W 8 W 8 NW 4  
WIND GUST...........6 10 14 14 13  
SURF HT (FT)........1 1 2 2 2  
PERIOD (S)..........5 5 5 4 4  
 
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT FCST....STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE.  
RAIN CHANCES........0 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....69  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...68  
WIND................NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.  
SURF HT.............1 TO 2 FEET.  
UV INDEX............7 OR HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
FLZ114-210815-  
COASTAL GULF-  
415 AM EDT SAT OCT 20 2018 /315 AM CDT SAT OCT 20 2018/  
   
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 20  
WEATHER TYPE........PTCLDY PTCLDY TSTMS TSTMS SHWRS  
TEMP................72 81 83 81 78  
APPARENT TEMP.......72 87 89 86 78  
WIND (MPH)..........NW 1 SW 3 W 6 W 6 NW 4  
WIND GUST...........4 8 13 14 12  
SURF HT (FT)........1 1 1 1 1  
PERIOD (S)..........5 5 5 4 4  
 
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT FCST....STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE.  
RAIN CHANCES........0 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....72  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...70  
WIND................NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.  
SURF HT.............2 TO 4 FEET.  
UV INDEX............7 OR HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
FLZ115-210815-  
COASTAL FRANKLIN-  
415 AM EDT SAT OCT 20 2018  
   
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 20  
WEATHER TYPE........PTCLDY PTCLDY PTCLDY PTCLDY SHWRS  
TEMP................72 80 83 82 79  
APPARENT TEMP.......72 83 89 88 80  
WIND (MPH)..........NW 1 W 3 SW 5 W 6 NW 4  
WIND GUST...........4 7 11 12 11  
SURF HT (FT)........1 1 1 1 1  
PERIOD (S)..........5 5 5 4 4  
 
   
SUNDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT FCST....STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE.  
RAIN CHANCES........0 PERCENT  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....72  
MAX APPARENT TEMP...71  
WIND................NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.  
SURF HT.............1 TO 2 FEET.  
UV INDEX............6 OR HIGH EXPOSURE.  
 

 
 
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