June grass update for Walton County July 3rd, 2011, AM:
1 on the June Grass Grossness Index. Yesterday afternoon’s “almost” thunderstorm and the current NE wind seems to have chased the June Grass away and the Gulf is beautiful right now! The water very warm, about 86F, is a nice transparent turquoise and there are small rolling waves. I’ve already been swimming for about an hour this morning and only saw a little June grass and a few isolated clumps of sargassum. I saw many fish while I was swimming including: a remora, juvenile pompano, lady fish, and baitfish. It might be a good fishing day. Do keep an eye on the large clouds off-shore, the beach is no place to be during a thunderstorm. It is very humid today, so make sure you drink enough water if you are out in the sun at the beach. Additionally, if you decide to visit Walton County this weekend there is a Burn Ban in effect. Please leave the fireworks, including sparklers, at home. Today would definitely be a good day for beach combing, building sand castles, and just about any water sports.
PLEASE ENJOY THE BEACH RESPONSIBLY!