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
316 AM EST THU FEB 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.

AMZ400-231630-
SYNOPSIS FOR ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT TO 60 NM-
316 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A LOW PRESSURE CENTER ALONG THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
COAST WILL MOVE VERY SLOWLY EASTWARD INTO THE ATLANTIC WATERS.
ONSHORE WINDS AND SEAS WILL INCREASE TONIGHT...WITH OCCASIONAL
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COASTAL
WATERS TODAY. THE LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL ACCELERATE NORTHEASTWARD
ON FRIDAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. THIS FRONT
WILL CROSS OUR WATERS ON SATURDAY...WITH HIGH PRESSURE THEN
BUILDING TO THE NORTH OF OUR REGION ON SUNDAY.

$$

AMZ450-231630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
316 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS OF DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

AMZ452-231630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL OUT
20 NM-
316 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

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

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING
BECOMING VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KNOTS, THEN BECOMING WEST
SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. AREAS OF DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

AMZ472-474-231630-
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-
316 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
35 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING WEST NORTHWEST
IN THE MORNING. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ454-231630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
316 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
35 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
NORTHWEST IN THE MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS OF
DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

AMZ470-231630-
WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
316 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
35 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
SOUTHWEST IN THE MORNING. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

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