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O Tower Reef Latitude: 29.53667 Longitude: -84.6178




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O Tower Reef
Franklin County, Florida



29.53667° -84.6178°
29° 32' 12" N 84° 37' 4" W
29° 32.2 N 84° 37.06 W

Depth: 70' Relief: '
Date Reef Deployed: 12/31/77
Reef Materials: Barge Steel Steel Tower
Reef Description: Navigational Tower 100 Ft. Above Water Sitting In A Barge
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Observations from ships and stations within 100 nautical miles of O Tower Reef Latitude: 29.53667 Longitude: -84.6178
Observations : National Data Buoy Center
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National Hurricane Center

ABNT20 KNHC 210558

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently
downgraded Tropical Storm Jerry, located more than a hundred miles
north of the northern Leeward Islands.

A tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Windward
Islands continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers
and thunderstorms.  Environmental conditions are currently conducive
for some development, and a tropical depression could form on Sunday
or early next week while the system moves quickly westward to
west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph, crossing the Windward Islands on
Sunday.  Upper-level winds are forecast to become less conducive for
development by the middle of next week once the wave moves out of
the northeastern Caribbean Sea.  A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft
is scheduled to investigate this system this afternoon, if
necessary. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall is possible
over much of the Lesser Antilles over the weekend, and interests on
those islands and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of this
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.

A broad area of low pressure located just south of Haiti continues
to produce only disorganized showers and thunderstorms.  Due to
strong upper-level winds, significant development of this system is
not expected while it moves slowly west-northwestward during the
next couple of days.  Regardless of development, locally heavy
rainfall is likely over portions of Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Cuba
through the weekend, potentially causing flash flooding and
mudslides in areas of high terrain.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.

A tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa
by Sunday.  Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive
for development, and a tropical depression or tropical storm is
likely to form early next week while the wave moves westward across
the eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

Forecaster Stewart

Marine Forecast for O Tower Reef as requested 06:56:24, Sep 21
NWS Forecast for: 16NM ESE Buckeye Reef FL
Gulf of Mexico

Issued by: National Weather Service Tallahassee, FL
Last Update: 6:16 am EDT Sep 21, 2019

Today: E wind around 15 kt, with gusts as high as 20 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 4 ft with occasional seas up to 5 ft.

Tonight: E wind around 15 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 3 to 4 ft with occasional seas up to 5 ft. Dominant period 1 second.

Sunday: E wind 10 to 15 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 3 ft with occasional seas up to 4 ft. Dominant period 2 seconds.

Sunday Night: E wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds.

Monday: E wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Monday Night: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Clear. Seas around 1 ft.

Tuesday: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft.

Tuesday Night: W wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 1 ft.

Wednesday: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft.

Marine Point Forecast: 29.54°N 84.63°W
Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

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Popular artificial reefs near O Tower Reef

Otower Barge Aka Carrabelle Reef Barge
Depth: 74 ft. (22.56 m)
Distance: 0.28 miles (0.24 nautical)
Location: 29.53315° -84.62°
Heading: S (191°)
Franklin County

Yamaha Reef
Depth: 85 ft. (25.91 m)
Distance: 5.45 miles (4.73 nautical)
Location: 29.573667° -84.537667°
Heading: NNE (30°)
Franklin County

One More Time
Depth: 36 ft. (10.97 m)
Distance: 11.70 miles (10.16 nautical)
Location: 29.70595° -84.6237°
Heading: N (360°)
Franklin County

Bryson Memorial Reef
Depth: 75 ft. (22.86 m)
Distance: 12.61 miles (10.95 nautical)
Location: 29.520733° -84.408767°
Heading: E (98°)
Franklin County

Bryson Memorial Reef Atlas
Depth: 79 ft. (24.08 m)
Distance: 12.61 miles (10.95 nautical)
Location: 29.522117° -84.408717°
Heading: E (97°)
Franklin County

Apalachicola City
Depth: 80 ft. (24.38 m)
Distance: 14.37 miles (12.48 nautical)
Location: 29.4593° -84.83965°
Heading: SW (230°)
Franklin County

S Tower
Depth: 105 ft. (32.00 m)
Distance: 16.40 miles (14.24 nautical)
Location: 29.299333° -84.610917°
Heading: S (179°)
Franklin County

Exxon Template
Depth: 106 ft. (32.31 m)
Distance: 16.68 miles (14.48 nautical)
Location: 29.295333° -84.613733°
Heading: S (179°)
Franklin County

C Tower
Depth: 25 ft. (7.62 m)
Distance: 17.10 miles (14.85 nautical)
Location: 29.403833° -84.857667°
Heading: SW (220°)
Franklin County

K Tower
Depth: 60 ft. (18.29 m)
Distance: 17.41 miles (15.12 nautical)
Location: 29.6661° -84.3692°
Heading: NNE (18°)
Franklin County


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Solunar Data

Sun & Moon Data : U.S. Naval Observatory

Tide Predictions near O Tower Reef

St George Island East End St George Sound Florida
Distance: 14.50 miles (12.60 nautical)
Location: 29.6867° -84.7867° N (350°)

St George Island Rattlesnake Cove St George Sound Florida
Distance: 14.96 miles (12.99 nautical)
Location: 29.6917° -84.7917° N (350°)

Dog Island west end St George Sound Florida
Distance: 17.29 miles (15.02 nautical)
Location: 29.7833° -84.6667° N (359°)

St George Island 12th St W (Bayside) St George Sound Florida
Distance: 18.67 miles (16.22 nautical)
Location: 29.65° -84.9° NNW (336°)

Cat Point Apalachicola Bay Florida
Distance: 20.22 miles (17.56 nautical)
Location: 29.7167° -84.8833° N (350°)

St George Island Sikes Cut St George Sound Florida
Distance: 21.13 miles (18.35 nautical)
Location: 29.6133° -84.9583° NW (319°)

Carrabelle Carrabelle River St George Sound Florida
Distance: 21.85 miles (18.97 nautical)
Location: 29.85° -84.6667° N (360°)

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