Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1017 AM EST THU FEB 23 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-GMZ606-240415-
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-
1017 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE COASTAL
WATERS TODAY BEHIND DEPARTING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. THIS HIGH
PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN LATER THIS WEEKEND BEHIND A WEAKER FRONT
THAT WILL BE MOVING ACROSS THE REGION BY MID WEEKEND.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SEAS OF UP TO 6 FEET AND OCCASIONALLY
HIGHER WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE THIS WEEK AND AGAIN LATE THIS
WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE GULF STREAM
WATERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
FEB 20, 2017 AT 1200 UTC...

 13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
 15 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
 14 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH.
 22 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

$$

AMZ650-670-240415-
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-
1017 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...ALONG THE COAST, WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. IN THE GULF STREAM, WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
NORTHEAST IN THE EVENING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
EAST NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN
EXPOSED AREAS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED
AREAS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED
AREAS.

$$

AMZ651-671-240415-
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-
1017 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION ACROSS THE GULF STREAM
WATERS...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
SOUTHWEST IN THE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.

$$

AMZ630-240415-
BISCAYNE BAY-
1017 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST IN THE EVENING. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ656-657-240415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM-
1017 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
6 FEET OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET NEARSHORE AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND NORTH
NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS OFFSHORE. NEARSHORE, SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. OFFSHORE, SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NEARSHORE, NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS
BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. OFFSHORE, NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET
OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. SEAS
LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND NORTH
NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
NEARSHORE AND EAST SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ676-240415-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1017 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.

$$

AMZ610-240415-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
1017 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.

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