Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Jacksonville, FL

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA/SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
152 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FLAGLER BEACH FL
OUT TO 60 NM.

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 1/10 OF THE WAVES.

AMZ400-231600-
SYNOPSIS FOR ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT TO 60 NM-
152 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM NORTH OF THE WATERS TODAY WILL MOVE
OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT WITH STRONG WESTERLY WINDS AND
ROUGH SEAS CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE
REGION DURING THE MID-WEEK TIME FRAME. ANOTHER COLD FRONTAL
PASSAGE IS EXPECTED ON THURSDAY

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AMZ450-452-454-231600-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
152 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS
TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS INCREASING TO 12 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ470-472-474-231600-
WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
152 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.TUESDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 4 FEET.

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