Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
916 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO OCEAN REEF OUT TO 60
NM AND GULF COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE OUT
20 NM AND CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH OUT 60 NM...INCLUDING THE
WATERS OF BISCAYNE BAY AND LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3
OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST
10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

AMZ600-GMZ606-231430-
SYNOPSIS FOR JUPITER INLET TO OCEAN REEF FL OUT TO 60 NM AND FOR EAST
CAPE SABLE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT TO 60 NM-
916 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...GENERALLY GOOD BOATING CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
INTO EARLY THURSDAY WITH SEAS 4 FEET OR LESS AND NORTH/NORTHEAST
WINDS UNDER 15 KNOTS. BEGINNING LATE THURSDAY, MARINE CONDITIONS
WILL RAPIDLY DETEORIATE AS A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY MOVES ACROSS
THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS. IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONTAL
BOUNDARY, HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT ARE LIKELY
WITH INCREASING NORTHEAST FLOW AND SEAS 7 FEET OR GREATER,
ESPECIALLY FOR THE ATLANTIC WATERS. HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS
WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE FOR THE GULF WATERS, LAKE OKEECHOBEE, AND
BISCAYNE BAY AS WELL.

HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS, ESPECIALLY FOR THE ATLANTIC WATERS, ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEKEND.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS
OF MAR 21, 2017 AT 1200 UTC...

 12 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
 18 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
 15 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF LAKE WORTH.
 18 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.


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AMZ650-670-231430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
916 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...ALONG THE COAST, SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. IN THE GULF STREAM, EAST
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ALONG THE
COAST, SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET BUILDING
TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
IN THE GULF STREAM, SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
8 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 13 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON. PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN
EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS ALONG THE
COAST TO EAST NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
35 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS TO 11 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
TO 14 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
35 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET ALONG
THE COAST AND 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 13 FEET IN THE
GULF STREAM. PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN
EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
EAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED
AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WINDS EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN
EXPOSED AREAS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN
EXPOSED AREAS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ651-671-231430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM
EXCLUDING THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF BAHAMAS-
916 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN
EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO AROUND 35 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
10 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO
13 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. PERIOD 8 SECONDS. NORTH SWELL 3 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
35 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET ALONG
THE COAST AND 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 13 FEET IN THE
GULF STREAM. PERIOD 8 SECONDS. NORTH SWELL 3 FEET IN THE
MORNING. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED
AREAS.
.MONDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ630-231430-
BISCAYNE BAY-
916 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH
GUSTS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ656-657-231430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM-
916 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
LESS THAN 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. PERIOD
3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND
NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. PERIOD
4 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE
AND EAST NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS LESS THAN
2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
25 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET
OFFSHORE. PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE
AND EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...WINDS EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ676-231430-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
916 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. PERIOD 3 SECONDS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 3 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.

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AMZ610-231430-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
916 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.

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