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FZUS52 KTAE 050831  
SRFTAE  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
331 AM EST FRI MAR 5 2021  
   
THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK
 
 
OFFSHORE FLOW FROM YESTERDAY WILL BECOME EASTERLY TODAY, BUT THE RIP  
CURRENT THREAT IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN LOW AT ALL AREA BEACHES. CLOUDS  
INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON AND RAIN EXPECTED ALONG AREA BEACHES SATURDAY.  
AS STRONGER EASTERLY FLOW DEVELOPS NEXT WEEK, WE'LL LIKELY SEE AN  
INCREASING THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS.  
 
FLZ108-051700-  
SOUTH WALTON-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF SANDESTIN, SANTA ROSA BEACH,  
AND TURQUOISE BEACH  
231 AM CST FRI MAR 5 2021  
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................1 FOOT OR LESS.  
UV INDEX**..................MODERATE.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........61 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY UNTIL 5 PM, THEN PARTLY SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 60S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH, BECOMING  
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............HIGH AT 01:46 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:06 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:46 PM.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 1 FOOT.  
WEATHER.....................PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE LOWER 60S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............HIGH AT 02:48 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:04 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:47 PM.  
   
SUNDAY
 
LOW RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS. SUNNY.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
LOW RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST  
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
LOW RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 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  
 

 
 
FLZ112-051700-  
COASTAL BAY-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF PANAMA CITY BEACH AND MAGNOLIA BEACH  
331 AM EST FRI MAR 5 2021  
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 1 FOOT.  
UV INDEX**..................MODERATE.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........61 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 60S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH, BECOMING  
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............HIGH AT 01:46 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:03 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:45 PM.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 1 FOOT.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 12 PM, THEN MOSTLY  
SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE LOWER 60S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............HIGH AT 02:48 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:02 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:45 PM.  
   
SUNDAY
 
LOW RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS. SUNNY.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
LOW RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST  
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
LOW RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 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  
 

 
 
FLZ114-051700-  
COASTAL GULF-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF SAINT JOE BEACH  
331 AM EST FRI MAR 5 2021 /231 AM CST FRI MAR 5 2021/  
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK...  
W FACING BEACHES.........LOW.  
S FACING BEACHES.........LOW.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
W FACING BEACHES.........1 FOOT OR LESS.  
S FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 1 FOOT.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......AROUND 1 FOOT.  
UV INDEX**..................HIGH.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........61 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 60S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............HIGH AT 10:35 AM EST.  
LOW AT 01:06 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:02 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:43 PM.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK...  
W FACING BEACHES.........LOW.  
S FACING BEACHES.........LOW.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
W FACING BEACHES.........1 FOOT OR LESS.  
S FACING BEACHES.........1 TO 2 FEET.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......1 FOOT OR LESS.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 1 PM, THEN MOSTLY  
SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE LOWER 60S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.  
TIDES...  
NONE.  
SUNRISE.....................7:01 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:44 PM.  
   
SUNDAY
 
LOW RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS. SUNNY.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
LOW RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST  
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 15 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  
 

 
 
FLZ115-051700-  
COASTAL FRANKLIN-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF APALACHICOLA  
331 AM EST FRI MAR 5 2021  
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 1 FOOT.  
UV INDEX**..................HIGH.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........62 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 60S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............HIGH AT 10:35 AM EST.  
LOW AT 01:06 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:00 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:41 PM.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 3 FEET.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............AROUND 60.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.  
TIDES...  
NONE.  
SUNRISE.....................6:59 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:42 PM.  
   
SUNDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
LOW RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST  
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 15 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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