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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
407 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

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-GMZ606-181715-
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-
407 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WARM FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHWARD INTO
CENTRAL FLORIDA TODAY, AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS IN THE GULF OF
MEXICO. THE LOW WILL THEN MOVE EAST NORTHEAST ACROSS NORTHERN
FLORIDA TONIGHT AND MOVE INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC WATERS ON
SATURDAY. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR A COLD FRONT TO MOVE THROUGH SOUTH
FLORIDA LATE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. A LINE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE MOVING FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH SOUTH
FLORIDA TONIGHT. SOME OF THE STORMS COULD EVEN BE STRONG TO EVEN
SEVERE WITH THE PRIMARY IMPACTS BEING GUSTY WINDS AND A FEW WEAK
TORNADOES. THE EASTER WEEKEND LOOK DRIER WITH ONLY A SOME SHOWERS
OVER THE AREA SATURDAY MORNING.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SEAS WILL BUILD TO AT LEAST 7 FEET BY
SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
APR 16, 2014 AT 1200 UTC...

  9 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
 14 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
 12 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH.
 14 NAUTICAL MILES NORTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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AMZ650-670-181715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL OUT
20 NM-
WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 60 NM-
407 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXECRISE CAUTION FOR SEAS...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST
AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF
STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET ALONG THE COAST
AND 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET IN THE GULF
STREAM. NORTH NORTHEAST SWELL 3 TO 4 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 9 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ651-671-181715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE BAHAMAS-
407 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR SEAS...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. NORTH
NORTHEAST SWELL 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 6 TO
8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. NORTH
NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ630-181715-
BISCAYNE BAY-
407 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 6 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS LIGHT
CHOP.

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GMZ656-657-181715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE, FL OUT 20 NM-
407 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 12 TO
17 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET NEARSHORE AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN
EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET NEARSHORE AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET
OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 9 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ676-181715-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
407 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
SOUTHWEST 13 TO 18 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 13 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 6 TO 9 KNOTS BECOMING WEST SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.

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AMZ610-181715-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
407 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
LAKE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 9 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS LIGHT CHOP.

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