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FZUS52 KTAE 251511
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1011 AM EST WED FEB 25 2015


...SURF HEIGHTS QUICKLY INCREASING THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...


.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

A QUICK INCREASE IN WINDS THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE APPROACH OF A
COLD FRONT WILL LEAD TO A SIMILAR INCREASE IN SURF HEIGHTS AT AREA
BEACHES. THIS WILL LIKELY OCCUR LATER IN THE AFTERNOON AND INTO
THE EVENING. ONSHORE WINDS MAY BE QUITE GUSTY AT TIMES. SOME RIP
CURRENT ACTIVITY IS LIKELY DURING THE DAY...BUT STRONGER AND MORE
FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY OCCUR MOSTLY AFTER SUNSET.
HOWEVER...THERE MAY BE RAPID CHANGES IN SURF AND RIP CURRENT
CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...SO BEACH PATROLS AND
BEACH-GOERS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE RIP CURRENT HAZARD. SURF
HEIGHTS SHOULD BUILD TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATER TONIGHT ALONG THE
BAY...WALTON...AND GULF COUNTY COASTLINES AND LINGER INTO THURSDAY
MORNING. FOR THAT REASON...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED
FOR EARLY THURSDAY IN THOSE AREAS.


WATER TEMPERATURE:
57 DEGREES AT PANAMA CITY BEACH.
59 DEGREES AT THE FSU COASTAL AND MARINE LAB NEAR APALACHICOLA.


.TIDE INFORMATION FOR WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25 2015...

SAINT MARKS RIVER ENTRANCE.
LOW 01:00 AM ... HIGH 07:37 AM ... LOW 11:53 AM ... HIGH 05:56 PM.

APALACHICOLA.
LOW 03:31 AM ... HIGH 10:21 AM ... LOW 01:54 PM ... HIGH 07:53 PM.

SAINT ANDREWS BAY AT PANAMA CITY.
LOW 02:10 AM ... HIGH 03:08 PM.

SUNRISE AND SUNSET IN TALLAHASSEE.
FEBRUARY 25 2015: SUNRISE 708 AM EST...SUNSET 632 PM EST


FLZ108-261515-
SOUTH WALTON-
911 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

.TODAY...

RIP CURRENT RISK:   MODERATE
BEACH FLAGS:        YELLOW (UPDATED 9 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TODAY. PEOPLE
SHOULD ENTER THE WATER ONLY IF THEY ARE EXPERIENCED WITH SWIMMING IN
THE SURF. NEVER SWIM ALONE...EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS...AND MAKE
SURE SOMEONE KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP
CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO THE SHORELINE UNTIL YOU ARE OUT OF THE
PULL OF THE RIP CURRENT. ALWAYS CONSULT THE LOCAL BEACH FLAG SYSTEM.

THE UV INDEX TODAY IS 1 OR LOW EXPOSURE.


TIME (LOCAL)        9 AM    12 PM   3 PM    6 PM
CHANCE PRECIP (%)...50      100     100     90
WEATHER TYPE........RAIN    RAIN    TSTRMS  RAIN
TEMP................46      50      51      51
APPARENT TEMP.......42      47      49      50
WIND (MPH)..........E 8     E 8     E 6     E 6
WIND GUST...........14      15      15      23
SURF HT (FT)........1       1       2       3
PERIOD (S)..........3       3       4       5


.THURSDAY...

RIP CURRENT RISK....GENERAL OUTLOOK IS HIGH.
RAIN CHANCES........10 PERCENT
HIGH TEMPERATURE....54
MAX APPARENT TEMP...54
WIND................NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SURF HT.............3 TO 5 FEET.
UV INDEX............5 OR MODERATE EXPOSURE.


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FLZ112-261515-
COASTAL BAY-
911 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

.TODAY...

RIP CURRENT RISK:   MODERATE
BEACH FLAGS:        YELLOW (UPDATED 9 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TODAY. PEOPLE
SHOULD ENTER THE WATER ONLY IF THEY ARE EXPERIENCED WITH SWIMMING IN
THE SURF. NEVER SWIM ALONE...EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS...AND MAKE
SURE SOMEONE KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP
CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO THE SHORELINE UNTIL YOU ARE OUT OF THE
PULL OF THE RIP CURRENT. ALWAYS CONSULT THE LOCAL BEACH FLAG SYSTEM.

THE UV INDEX TODAY IS 1 OR LOW EXPOSURE.


TIME (LOCAL)        9 AM    12 PM   3 PM    6 PM
CHANCE PRECIP (%)...50      100     100     90
WEATHER TYPE........RAIN    RAIN    TSTRMS  TSTRMS
TEMP................47      53      54      56
APPARENT TEMP.......44      52      54      56
WIND (MPH)..........E 6     E 9     SE 10   S 8
WIND GUST...........14      18      21      28
SURF HT (FT)........1       1       2       4
PERIOD (S)..........2       3       4       5


.THURSDAY...

RIP CURRENT RISK....GENERAL OUTLOOK IS HIGH.
RAIN CHANCES........10 PERCENT
HIGH TEMPERATURE....54
MAX APPARENT TEMP...55
WIND................NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SURF HT.............3 TO 5 FEET.
UV INDEX............5 OR MODERATE EXPOSURE.


$$

FLZ114-261515-
COASTAL GULF-
1011 AM EST WED FEB 25 2015

.TODAY...

RIP CURRENT RISK:   HIGH
BEACH FLAGS:        RED (UPDATED 10 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TODAY. RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE
THREATENING TO ANYONE ENTERING THE WATER...SO IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
YOU STAY OUT OF THE WATER. IF THE FLAGS ARE CHANGED TO DOUBLE RED...
REMEMBER THAT MEANS THE WATER IS CLOSED.

THE UV INDEX TODAY IS 1 OR LOW EXPOSURE.


TIME (LOCAL)        10 AM   1 PM    4 PM    7 PM
CHANCE PRECIP (%)...50      90      90      90
WEATHER TYPE........RAIN    RAIN    TSTRMS  TSTRMS
TEMP................50      55      58      62
APPARENT TEMP.......48      55      58      62
WIND (MPH)..........E 9     SE 11   SE 16   S 16
WIND GUST...........17      21      25      31
SURF HT (FT)........1       1       2       3
PERIOD (S)..........2       3       4       5


.THURSDAY...

RIP CURRENT RISK....GENERAL OUTLOOK IS HIGH.
RAIN CHANCES........10 PERCENT
HIGH TEMPERATURE....56
MAX APPARENT TEMP...57
WIND................NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SURF HT.............3 TO 5 FEET.
UV INDEX............5 OR MODERATE EXPOSURE.


$$

FLZ115-261515-
COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1011 AM EST WED FEB 25 2015

.TODAY...

RIP CURRENT RISK:   MODERATE
BEACH FLAGS:        YELLOW (UPDATED 10 AM LT)

.SAFETY INFORMATION...

STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TODAY. PEOPLE
SHOULD ENTER THE WATER ONLY IF THEY ARE EXPERIENCED WITH SWIMMING IN
THE SURF. NEVER SWIM ALONE...EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS...AND MAKE
SURE SOMEONE KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP
CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO THE SHORELINE UNTIL YOU ARE OUT OF THE
PULL OF THE RIP CURRENT. ALWAYS CONSULT THE LOCAL BEACH FLAG SYSTEM.

THE UV INDEX TODAY IS 3 OR MODERATE EXPOSURE.


TIME (LOCAL)        10 AM   1 PM    4 PM    7 PM
CHANCE PRECIP (%)...50      80      80      100
WEATHER TYPE........RAIN    RAIN    TSTRMS  TSTRMS
TEMP................52      55      57      62
APPARENT TEMP.......51      55      57      62
WIND (MPH)..........E 9     SE 11   SE 16   S 17
WIND GUST...........18      21      25      32
SURF HT (FT)........1       2       3       4
PERIOD (S)..........2       3       4       5


.THURSDAY...

RIP CURRENT RISK....GENERAL OUTLOOK IS MODERATE.
RAIN CHANCES........10 PERCENT
HIGH TEMPERATURE....57
MAX APPARENT TEMP...58
WIND................NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SURF HT.............2 TO 4 FEET.
UV INDEX............5 OR MODERATE EXPOSURE.


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