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Virginia Reef Latitude: 29.84732 Longitude: -85.52507



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29.84732° -85.52507°
29° 50' 51" N 85° 31' 30" W
29° 50.85 N 85° 31.5 W

Depth: 65' Relief: '
Date Reef Deployed: 8/2/91
Reef Materials: Ship Fiberglass Boat Hull Metal Crates Concrete Rubble
Reef Description: Boat Hulls-Metal Crates-And Concrete Rubble.
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Observations from ships and stations within 100 nautical miles of Virginia Reef Latitude: 29.84732 Longitude: -85.52507
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National Hurricane Center

ABNT20 KNHC 161205

Special Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
805 AM EDT Wed May 16 2018

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

A broad non-tropical area of low pressure located over the
northeastern Gulf of Mexico is producing widespread cloudiness,
showers, and thunderstorms across much of Florida, western Cuba and
a good portion of the Bahamas.  This system is forecast to
degenerate into a trough of low pressure, and tropical cyclone
formation is not anticipated. This is the last Special Tropical
Weather Outlook on this system, but additional information will be
included in products issued by your local weather office. Routine
Tropical Weather Outlooks will resume on June 1.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...near 0 percent.

Forecaster Avila

Marine Forecast for Virginia Reef as requested 15:45:10, May 20
NWS Forecast for: 21NM SSE Panama City FL
Gulf of Mexico

Issued by: National Weather Service Tallahassee, FL
Last Update: 2:16 pm CDT May 20, 2018

This Afternoon: SSE wind around 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 1 ft. Dominant period 3 to 4 seconds.

Tonight: E wind around 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Dominant period 4 to 5 seconds.

Monday: SE wind 10 to 15 kt. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 3 to 5 seconds.

Monday Night: SE wind around 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds.

Tuesday: SSE wind around 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 2 ft.

Tuesday Night: SE wind 5 to 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 2 ft.

Wednesday: SE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming S in the afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Wednesday Night: Variable winds 5 kt or less. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 1 ft.

Thursday: Variable winds 5 kt or less. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 1 ft.

Marine Point Forecast: 29.85°N 85.52°W
Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

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Popular artificial reefs near Virginia Reef

Mbara Barge
Depth: 71 ft. (21.64 m)
Distance: 2.95 miles (2.56 nautical)
Location: 29.88575° -85.546533°
Heading: N (359°)
Bay County

Gateway Barge
Depth: 80 ft. (24.38 m)
Distance: 3.42 miles (2.97 nautical)
Location: 29.837167° -85.581°
Heading: S (183°)
Gulf County

Barrier Dunes Barge
Depth: 35 ft. (10.67 m)
Distance: 8.93 miles (7.76 nautical)
Location: 29.750967° -85.425733°
Heading: S (174°)
Gulf County

Sherman X Tug Boat
Depth: 80 ft. (24.38 m)
Distance: 10.19 miles (8.85 nautical)
Location: 29.917767° -85.674433°
Heading: N (351°)
Bay County

Lst Port St Joe
Depth: 90 ft. (27.43 m)
Distance: 12.03 miles (10.44 nautical)
Location: 29.6737° -85.510517°
Heading: S (179°)
Gulf County

Davis Barge
Depth: 55 ft. (16.76 m)
Distance: 12.13 miles (10.53 nautical)
Location: 30.007567° -85.607867°
Heading: N (355°)
Bay County

Liberty Ship USS Grierson
Depth: 72 ft. (21.95 m)
Distance: 14.68 miles (12.75 nautical)
Location: 29.984583° -85.712267°
Heading: N (349°)
Bay County

USS Strength
Depth: 77 ft. (23.47 m)
Distance: 16.86 miles (14.64 nautical)
Location: 30.032383° -85.708533°
Heading: N (349°)
Bay County

Raffields Reef
Depth: 110 ft. (33.53 m)
Distance: 17.90 miles (15.54 nautical)
Location: 29.917067° -85.8128°
Heading: NNW (343°)
Bay County

Depth: 102 ft. (31.09 m)
Distance: 18.67 miles (16.21 nautical)
Location: 29.961267° -85.807733°
Heading: NNW (343°)
Bay County


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Tide Predictions near Virginia Reef

Farmdale East Bay St Andrew Bay Florida
Distance: 12.16 miles (10.56 nautical)
Location: 30.0167° -85.47° N (3°)

Port Saint Joe St Joseph Bay Florida
Distance: 12.89 miles (11.19 nautical)
Location: 29.815° -85.3133° SSE (169°)

Allanton East Bay St Andrew Bay Florida
Distance: 13.12 miles (11.40 nautical)
Location: 30.03° -85.465° N (3°)

Wetappo Creek East Bay St Andrew Bay Florida
Distance: 14.87 miles (12.91 nautical)
Location: 30.0333° -85.4° N (7°)

Laird Bayou East Bay St Andrew Bay Florida
Distance: 18.99 miles (16.49 nautical)
Location: 30.1217° -85.545° N (359°)

Parker St Andrew Bay Florida
Distance: 20.51 miles (17.81 nautical)
Location: 30.1333° -85.6167° N (355°)

Panama City St Andrew Bay Florida
Distance: 22.67 miles (19.69 nautical)
Location: 30.1517° -85.6667° N (352°)

Channel entrance St Andrew Bay Florida
Distance: 22.77 miles (19.77 nautical)
Location: 30.125° -85.73° NNW (348°)

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