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Coastal Waters Forecast for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
303 AM EST Tue Dec 12 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-GMZ606-121630-
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-
303 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A dry frontal passage will bring a surge of west to
northwest winds this afternoon into tonight, with small craft
advisories hoisted for the outer Gulf waters and for the waters
off Palm Beach county. High pressure quickly rebuilds across the
state on Wednesday with diminishing north- northwest winds. No
significant rain chances are expected through most of the
upcoming week.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...West northwest winds tonight 15 to 25 mph
with choppy seas.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of
Dec 09, 2017 at 1200 UTC...

  4 nautical miles southeast of Fowey Rocks.
  7 nautical miles east of Port Everglades.
  8 nautical miles northeast of Lake Worth.
  4 nautical miles east northeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.


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AMZ650-670-121630-
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-
303 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to west
northwest 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to
northwest 15 to 25 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet
along the coast and 5 to 7 feet with occasional to 9 feet in the
Gulf Stream. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate
chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet
in the Gulf Stream. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light
chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
around 2 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to
6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters
light chop.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 2 to 3 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal
waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...West southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Along the coast,
seas around 2 feet. In the Gulf Stream, seas around 2 feet
building to 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet in the
afternoon. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance
of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North northwest winds 15 to 20 knots along the
coast to north northwest 15 to 25 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas
2 to 3 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to
8 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
A chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...Winds north northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and
4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet in the Gulf Stream.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.

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AMZ651-671-121630-
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-
303 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...West northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to
northwest 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Along the coast,
seas around 2 feet. In the Gulf Stream, seas 2 to 4 feet with
occasional seas to 5 feet building to 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas to 8 feet after midnight. Period 4 seconds.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots along the
coast to north 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to
3 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet
in the Gulf Stream. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a
moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
around 2 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to
6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters
light chop.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet
along the coast and 2 to 4 feet with occasional to 5 feet in the
Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 5 knots becoming
southwest late in the evening. Seas less than 2 feet along the
coast and 2 to 3 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters
light chop.
.FRIDAY...West southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North northwest winds 15 to 20 knots along the
coast to north northwest 15 to 25 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas
around 2 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to
8 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
A chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet
with occasional to 8 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal
waters a moderate chop.

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AMZ630-121630-
Biscayne Bay-
303 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...West northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate
chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate
chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay
waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south
southwest in the evening. Bay waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West southwest winds around 5 knots. Bay
waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters
choppy. A slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop.

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GMZ656-657-121630-
Coastal waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee FL out 20 NM-
303 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...Nearshore, north northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
west northwest 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Offshore, west
northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas around 2 feet building to
2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet in the afternoon.
Period 5 seconds. Bay and inland waters choppy in exposed areas.
.TONIGHT...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots nearshore and
north northwest 15 to 20 knots offshore. Seas 2 to 3 feet
nearshore and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet offshore.
Period 5 seconds. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet
nearshore and 2 to 4 feet with occasional to 5 feet offshore.
Period 5 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Period 6 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds 5 knots becoming southwest in the
afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots nearshore
and southwest 5 to 10 knots offshore. Seas around 2 feet. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots nearshore and west
15 to 20 knots offshore. Seas around 2 feet building to 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet in the afternoon. Bay and
inland waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots nearshore and north
15 to 20 knots offshore. Seas 2 to 3 feet nearshore and 4 to
6 feet with occasional to 8 feet offshore. Bay and inland waters
a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet
nearshore and 2 to 4 feet with occasional to 5 feet offshore.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.

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GMZ676-121630-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
303 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...West northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas around 2 feet
building to 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet in the
afternoon. Period 5 seconds.
.TONIGHT...North northwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to
7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Period 6 seconds.
.WEDNESDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 7 seconds.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
west southwest after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional
seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots.
Seas around 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with
occasional seas to 5 feet. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas to 8 feet.

$$

AMZ610-121630-
Lake Okeechobee-
303 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots in the
afternoon. Lake waters choppy.
.TONIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north northwest
after midnight. Lake waters a moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters
light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 knots becoming west after
midnight. Lake waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake
waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters a
moderate chop. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake
waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters a
moderate chop.

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