Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
357 AM EDT THU APR 17 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-GMZ606-171615-
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-
357 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WARM FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY AND
STALL OVER NORTH OF THE AREA TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY...AS LOW PRESSURE
DEVELOPS IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO. THE LOW WILL THEN MOVE
EAST ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA ON FRIDAY NIGHT PUSHING A COLD FRONT
THROUGH THE LOCAL WATERS. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TO SCATTERED STORMS OVER THE LOCAL WATERS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A SMALL NORTHEAST SWELL AFFECTING THE ATLANTIC
WATERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY INTO THIS EVENING.


.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SEAS OF 7 FEET THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR THE
PALM BEACH ATLANTIC WATERS.

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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AMZ650-670-171615-
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-
357 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT FOR THE GULF STREAM...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 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 AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 9 TO 12 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
SOUTH SOUTHEAST 11 TO 16 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT 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 14 TO 19 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST
AND 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF
STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS
ALONG THE COAST TO NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND
6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ651-671-171615-
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-
357 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR THE GULF STREAM...

.TODAY...EAST 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 SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT 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 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST
AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE GULF
STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ630-171615-
BISCAYNE BAY-
357 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 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 14 TO 19 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ656-657-171615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE, FL OUT 20 NM-
357 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND 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 NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. NEARSHORE...
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. OFFSHORE...SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 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 NORTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND
NORTH NORTHWEST 11 TO 16 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ676-171615-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
357 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 12 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST 12 TO 17 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.

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AMZ610-171615-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
357 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 9 TO
13 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 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 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. 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 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS.
LAKE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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