Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
418 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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-GMZ606-041645-
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-
418 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS ALONG WITH NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AS A FRONTAL BOUNDARY
MOVES THROUGH THE FLORIDA PENINSULA. THE FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH
SOUTH FLORIDA LATE TONIGHT, WITH WINDS VEERING TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST
TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY. DRY MODERATE NORTHWEST FLOW IS EXPECTED
ACROSS THE REGION INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...WEST-SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET LATE TONIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
MAY 03, 2016 AT 1200 UTC...

 10 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
 17 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
 13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH.
 13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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AMZ650-670-041645-
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-
418 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...ALONG THE COAST...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS
BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. IN THE GULF STREAM...
SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS BECOMING 4 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
30 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
5 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.

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AMZ651-671-041645-
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-
418 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET
ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET ALONG
THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET IN THE
GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ630-041645-
BISCAYNE BAY-
418 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS AND NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
NORTHEAST IN THE EVENING. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.

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GMZ656-657-041645-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM-
418 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION OFFSHORE...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND SOUTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND WEST
NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS OFFSHORE. 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 A MODERATE CHOP.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET
OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...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 SEAS TO 8 FEET
OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET
OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WINDS NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
5 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.

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GMZ676-041645-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
418 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
EVENING. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.

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AMZ610-041645-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
418 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST SOUTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE
WATERS SMOOTH.

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