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Current Conditions

  • 77°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: Variable 1 mph
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 68°
  • Pressure: 29.81 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 74 °
  • Low: 58 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 76 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 78 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Panama City, Florida

Updated: 10:17 AM CDT on January 28, 2015

High rip current risk in effect through late tonight...
  • Tuesday

    Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. High around 75F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Scattered thunderstorms this evening becoming more widespread overnight. Heavy downpours are possible. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 68F. SE winds shifting to SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.

  • Wednesday

    Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then skies turning partly cloudy late. High 74F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a shower throughout the evening. Low 58F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday

    Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 77F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear skies. Low 59F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Sunny skies. High 76F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low 59F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Sunny. High 78F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 63F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Sunshine and some clouds. High 81F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mainly clear. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 83F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear skies. Low 69F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly sunny skies. High 83F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 69F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High near 85F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 71F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mainly sunny. High 84F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly clear. Low 72F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    A few clouds from time to time. High 83F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 73F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Coastal Hazard Statement  Statement as of 3:22 am EDT on April 28, 2015


... High rip current risk in effect through late tonight...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a high rip
current risk... which is in effect through late tonight.

* Location: Walton... Bay... Gulf... and Franklin County beaches.

* Surf: 3 to 4 feet in Walton and Bay counties. 2 to 3 feet in
Gulf and Franklin counties.

* Impacts: stronger and more frequent rip currents are likely
today... which could be hazardous to those entering the water.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol
flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.



Al



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: NOS_NWLON, Panama City, FL

Updated: 12:24 PM CDT

Temperature: 75 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: NE at 4 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Millville, Panama City, FL

Updated: 1:10 PM CDT

Temperature: 76.4 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Forest Park, Panama City, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 80.1 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: St. Andrew Bay, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 1:10 PM CDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: King's Harbor, Panama City, FL

Updated: 1:14 PM CDT

Temperature: 76.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Barnes in Mowat Highlands, Lynn Haven, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 81.3 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: No Worries Condos, Panama City, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 74.5 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: North Lagoon @ Oakbrook Ln, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 75.8 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Bayside West Bay, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: South Callaway, Panama City, FL

Updated: 1:14 PM CDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: East at 1.2 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Oakwood Court, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 76.6 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Downtown Lynn Haven, Lynn Haven, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 75.8 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Michigan Ave, Lynn Have, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Southport (south), Panama City, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: NE at 2.5 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Southport, Panama City, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 73.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: East at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 1:10 PM CDT

Temperature: 72.7 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Gulf Highlands, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 1:14 PM CDT

Temperature: 77.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: White Western Lake, Southport, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 76.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: SSE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Sand Hills, Panama City, FL

Updated: 1:04 PM CDT

Temperature: 83.1 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: ENE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Inlet Beach, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 1:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 78.4 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: East Long Green Road, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 1:14 PM CDT

Temperature: 75.7 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Tallahassee Florida 
947 am EDT Tuesday Apr 28 2015 


Near term [through today]... 


Previous forecast is on track with no significant changes made. A 
complex evolution to the pattern is expected today with a large 
mesoscale convective system located over the northern Gulf moving east- southeastward. 
Unfortunately...none of the models have a very good initialization 
of this feature. In general...the models seem too slow with its 
eastward progression...and this will affect the rest of the 
forecast in a non-linear way that is hard to predict. On the one 
hand...the more rapid eastward progression of the mesoscale convective system may allow 
more time for the air mass to recover later this afternoon and 
this evening. On the other hand...there is northerly surface flow 
behind this mesoscale convective system into the Gulf which will have to change if there 
is going to be any chance of severe convection. The mslp pattern 
is very messy and the models still have disagreements about where 
the eventual main surface low will track and how strong it will 
be. Given that it is late April...it will not take as much time 
for the air mass to recover as it would if this were January...so 
there still remains some risk of severe weather this evening and 
into the overnight...but overall forecast confidence remains low. 


In the meantime...there will likely be some light rain across the 
southern half of the area this morning associated with the 
northern extent of the mesoscale convective system. Also...given all of the cloud cover 
expected today...afternoon high temperatures are expected to hold 
in the low to middle 70s across the area. 


&& 


Previous discussion [438 am edt]... 


Short term [tonight through thursday]... 


It should take until Wednesday morning for the primary surface 
cold front to begin clearing the area, so until that time there 
will be a chance of showers and storms. The numerical models are 
not initializing current conditions well, and so there are 
uncertainties as to how things will evolve into this evening. 
Given the variety of solutions, we opted to keep the forecast as a 
general chance of showers and storms at this time. If instability 
can recover and storms redevelop along the cold front, there would 
be a severe weather risk. 


The surface low should shift off the southeast Atlantic coast 
later Wednesday and this will bring an end to rain chances. Drier 
air will arrive bringing cooler overnight weather, and moderate 
the daytime highs as well - something we have not experienced much 
this April. For instance: Tallahassee on Wednesday night could 
record only its fourth low temperature in the 50s for the month 
despite normal lows for the month ranging from 50 to 56. In fact, 
Tallahassee has not recorded a below-normal daily average temperature 
this month yet and Thursday (the last day of april) will be the 
last and probably only chance. Regardless of this dose of cooler 
air, Tallahassee will almost certainly set its warmest April on 
record and probably do so by a considerable margin. 




Long term [thursday night through tuesday]... 


A large area of surface high pressure will settle over the 
southeast with northwesterly flow aloft, and that should maintain 
the dry weather across the area. Slowly warming temperatures are 
expecting, but they should generally remain near normal through 
the period. 




Aviation... 


[through 12z wednesday] in general...MVFR ceilings are expected to 
prevail with areas of rain and isolated thunderstorms as an area 
of low pressure affects the region. Ecp and tlh have the best 
chance at seeing thunder through the period...although most 
thunderstorms may remain offshore. 




Marine... 


A wake low, or a lingering pressure gradient on the north side of 
diminishing storms, seemed to be affecting the offshore waters 
early this morning with strong south-southeast winds and gusts to 30-33 knots 
based on offshore buoy observation. These should diminish shortly, but 
an additional period of gusty winds seems likely based on a 
similar situation evolving just upstream. With observed gusts on 
the northern fringes generally being below 34 knots, but with 
suddenly changing conditions and 25-30 knot gusts still possible, 
we opted to handle the hazard with a Small Craft Advisory rather 
than a special marine warning. 


Winds behind a cold front on Wednesday should rise to advisory 
levels...and another one will likely be needed later today or 
tonight. Between now and then...winds should hover near or at scec 
levels over most of the waters. 


A high risk of rip currents was also issued for all the beaches 
with expected surf heights peaking in the 2-4 foot range, 
increasing onshore flow, and the possibility of multiple wave 
groups due to the shifting gusty winds offshore. 




Fire weather... 


Hazardous fire weather conditions are not expected over the next 
several days. 




Hydrology... 


The Choctawhatchee River at Bruce and Apalachicola River at 
Blountstown were about to fall below flood stage this morning. 
Additional rainfall is expected today and tonight, but should 
generally average around an inch or slightly less across most of 
the area. While localized heavier amounts are possible, the 
expected average totals should not cause any widespread flooding 
issues across our area. Some area rivers may see increased flows 
in the next few days, but not many should reach flood stage. 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 


Tallahassee 74 65 78 57 76 / 70 50 40 10 10 
Panama City 75 66 72 59 74 / 80 40 30 10 10 
Dothan 72 61 69 54 73 / 60 50 40 10 10 
Albany 72 60 69 53 73 / 60 60 50 10 10 
Valdosta 71 62 74 56 74 / 60 60 50 10 10 
Cross City 75 65 79 59 76 / 70 60 50 10 10 
Apalachicola 75 69 77 60 74 / 90 50 30 10 10 


&& 


Tae watches/warnings/advisories... 
Florida...high rip current risk through late tonight for coastal Bay- 
coastal Franklin-coastal Gulf-south Walton. 


Georgia...none. 
Alabama...none. 
GM...Small Craft Advisory until 3 PM EDT this afternoon for Apalachee 
Bay or coastal waters from Keaton Beach to Ochlockonee 
River Florida out to 20 nm-coastal waters from Ochlockonee River 
to Apalachicola Florida out to 20 nm-coastal waters from 
Suwannee River to Keaton Beach out 20 nm-coastal waters 
from Apalachicola to Destin Florida out 20 nm-waters from 
Suwannee River to Apalachicola Florida from 20 to 60 nm-waters 
from Apalachicola to Destin Florida from 20 to 60 nm. 


&& 


$$ 


Near term...Weston/lamers 
short term...lamers 
long term...lamers 
aviation...dvd 
marine...lamers 
fire weather...dvd 
hydrology...lamers 






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