Henderson Park Inn-Sept 5, 2017 at 3:00PM

Steve sent us the very first video update ever submitted to the June Grass Report!

This is great! I would love to have more video June Grass Reports. Thanks Steve!

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Rip Currents, High Surf Along the Coast

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Surf’s Up Bay/Walton Line

From Walter:

Reporting in from near Bay/Walton county line a mile east of Pinnacle Port Condos:  Rambunctious surf, stiff SE breeze, intermittent breaks in clouds.  No rain so far this morning.  On our morning beach walk, we saw random dead brown seaweed leaves washed up, but won’t be bothersome once the surf settles enough to go into the water.  We saw a few pieces of busted up jellies that had washed up.

Air temp about 80, humidity quite high.  Breeze should be plenty enough to keep biting flies at bay.

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Bay/Walton Line

Walter reports: Near perfect water at Panama City Beach, about a mile east of Bay/Walton County line at The Shores condos.  At 3 PM CDT, water warm, gentle surf, air temp mid to high 80s.  Mostly cloudy, light breeze.  On our way in, we stopped at Okaloosa Island Boardwalk, and saw no appreciable June Grass near the pier.  Surf was rather lively, though.

I say: the calm before the storm…

Henderson park today. Crystal clear

From Butch:

Okaloosa Island Yesterday 

MT sent 2 pics so you can see how the water conditions went downhill:

Okaloosa Island

From MT:

Okaloosa Island

Brian reports: Dark brown and June grass all over me. Been like this the last two days, seems worse today than yesterday

Pensacola (Casino) Beach

Lisa reports: Water is CLEAR. waves are big near the beach. Hard for little ones to enjoy, but other than that a perfect morning at the beach



In front of Back Porch, Destin FL 8/8/17

Heidi sent us another update:

Additionally, researchers need samples of June grass! Would anybody be willing to collect samples? Please see details here. This kind of information could potentially make the June Grass Report even more useful. Thanks in advance!