Weekend Weather Update for 9/16

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by September 16, 2010 • 4 comments

Every week we’ll feature the weekend weather update for you local beach-goers and you out-of-town beach dwellers that come down here for some weekend sun.  Keep an eye right here in the future to see if your weekend will have sun, fun or a rain cloud or two!

What to expect, wear and do this weekend.

This one’s easy – FUN in the SUN!  The southeast is dominated by a big beautiful high pressure system settled right over Georgia. That is keeping all the rain OUT and the clear, blue skies in.

The only effect we’re seeing from those mid-Atlantic disturbances ( Igor, Julia, and Karl) is a little dampness, and a few clouds being pulled down by winds from the east. That kicks up a little wave action for the surfers.  None of the storms are expected to come anywhere near Panama City Beach.

Ladies, pack light tees, tanks, capris, a sundress; always bring a cute sweater – you’ll have lots of chances this weekend to be out on the beach and the beach decks at night this weekend. Guys, bring “nice” shorts and a polo and tees, and it’s a perfect weekend to swim and sun, so remember trunks for the guys, and a two piece swim suit for the girls.

Everyone wear or pack HATS- there will be lots of sun and lots to see and do outdoors, so make sure you have hats and sunscreen.

Read on for a day by day forecast.

Daily Forecast

Thursday: A slight possibility of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, high temperature  near 91. Light breeze.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy,  low about 73. Continuing breeze.

Friday: Partly sunny, high near 93. Easterly breeze.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, low about 73.

Saturday: Sunny, high around 91.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, low around 74.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, low about 73.

What to Expect from the Tides

Thursday: 03:23 am High | 02:51 pm Low
Friday:  04:38 am High | 03:29 pm Low
Saturday:  05:44 am High | 03:52 pm Low

Know Your Beach Flags and Water Report

Please learn the Beach Flag system used in your area. PCB uses the following. Bay County Beach Patrol surveys beach first thing every morning to ascertain conditions.

  • Two Red Flags: WATER CLOSED TO PUBLIC
  • One Red Flag:  HIGH HAZARD – High Surf and/or Strong Currents
  • Yellow Flag:  MEDIUM HAZARD – Moderate Surf and/or Strong Currents
  • Green Flag: LOW HAZARD – Calm Condition, Exercise Caution
  • Purple Flag:  DANGEROUS MARINE LIFE

RIP CURRENTS can be unpredictable, dangerous and deadly!  Please use good judgment while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.

Water has been clear, and full of fish running. Rays are near the shore, enjoy the view –don’t step on one!

Data from National Weather Service reports. As always, keep a full tank of gas, have a hat, and have a funtastic, suntastic weekend here on Panama Ctiy Beach!

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1 jason September 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Great post Jeannie.

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2 Jeannie Weller Cooper September 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Awww…Thanks, Jason!

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3 Rob N September 17, 2010 at 10:23 am

I wont be heading down until Wednesday. I think the boating forecast is still good for next week.. And Ladies, make that a small 2 piece bathing suit….

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