427  
FZUS52 KTAE 260932  
SRFTAE  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
432 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK
 
 
ONSHORE WINDS AND INCREASING SURF HEIGHTS WILL RESULT IN A HIGH RISK  
OF RIP CURRENTS ACROSS PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND BEACHES THAT WILL LIKELY  
EXTEND THROUGH WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY. SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL BE  
POSSIBLE ALONG AREA BEACHES BOTH TODAY AND TOMORROW.  
 
FLZ108-262115-  
SOUTH WALTON-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF SANDESTIN, SANTA ROSA BEACH,  
AND TURQUOISE BEACH  
332 AM CST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
 
 
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............HIGH.  
SURF HEIGHT.................3 TO 4 FEET.  
UV INDEX**..................MODERATE.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........61 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............AROUND 70.  
WINDS.......................SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............LOW AT 06:17 AM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:38 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:16 PM.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............HIGH.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 4 FEET.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 4 PM, THEN MOSTLY  
SUNNY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 60S.  
WINDS.......................WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............LOW AT 06:57 AM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:38 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:17 PM.  
   
THURSDAY
 
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
SUNNY, COOLER. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 60S. 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  
 

 
 
FLZ112-262115-  
COASTAL BAY-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF PANAMA CITY BEACH AND MAGNOLIA BEACH  
432 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
 
 
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............HIGH.  
SURF HEIGHT.................3 TO 4 FEET.  
UV INDEX**..................MODERATE.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........61 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............AROUND 70.  
WINDS.......................SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............LOW AT 06:17 AM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:36 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:15 PM.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............HIGH.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 4 FEET.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 5 PM, THEN MOSTLY  
SUNNY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 60S.  
WINDS.......................SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............LOW AT 06:57 AM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:35 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:16 PM.  
   
THURSDAY
 
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT AROUND 1 FOOT. SUNNY,  
COOLER. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 60S. 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  
 

 
 
FLZ114-262115-  
COASTAL GULF-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF SAINT JOE BEACH  
432 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021 /332 AM CST TUE JAN 26 2021/  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
 
 
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...  
W FACING BEACHES.........HIGH.  
S FACING BEACHES.........HIGH.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......HIGH.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
W FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 3 FEET.  
S FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 2 FEET.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......AROUND 3 FEET.  
UV INDEX**..................MODERATE.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........60 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 60S.  
WINDS.......................SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............LOW AT 09:12 AM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:34 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:14 PM.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...  
W FACING BEACHES.........HIGH.  
S FACING BEACHES.........HIGH.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......HIGH.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
W FACING BEACHES.........2 TO 3 FEET.  
S FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 3 FEET.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......3 TO 4 FEET.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 60S.  
WINDS.......................SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............LOW AT 09:54 AM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:33 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:15 PM.  
   
THURSDAY
 
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT AROUND 1 FOOT. SUNNY,  
COOLER. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MODERATE 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  
 

 
 
FLZ115-262115-  
COASTAL FRANKLIN-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF APALACHICOLA  
432 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
 
 
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............HIGH.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
UV INDEX**..................MODERATE.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........59 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 60S.  
WINDS.......................SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............LOW AT 09:12 AM EST.  
HIGH AT 05:08 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:32 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:12 PM.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............HIGH.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 3 FEET.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 60S.  
WINDS.......................SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............LOW AT 09:54 AM EST.  
HIGH AT 05:36 PM EST.  
SUNRISE.....................7:31 AM.  
SUNSET......................6:13 PM.  
   
THURSDAY
 
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
SUNNY, COOLER. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.  
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. 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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