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Coastal Waters Forecast for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
402 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

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-GMZ606-201730-
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-
402 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Strong western Atlantic ridge will dominate the
weather pattern across the South Florida waters through the
remainder of the week. Moderate to fresh east-southeast winds
will continue, with advisory conditions possible over the local
Atlantic at times. Occasional Atlantic showers are expected
through most of the period.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...East winds around 20 knots with seas up to 6
feet.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of
Feb 17, 2018 at 1200 UTC...

  9 nautical miles northeast of Fowey Rocks.
 13 nautical miles east southeast of Port Everglades.
  9 nautical miles east southeast of Lake Worth.
 12 nautical miles east of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

$$

AMZ650-670-201730-
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-
402 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...East south winds around 20 knots this morning,
becoming southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters
choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of light showers.
.TONIGHT...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal
waters choppy in exposed areas.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters
choppy in exposed areas.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots along the coast to
east 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters
choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.THURSDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed
areas. A chance of showers in the morning...then a slight
chance of showers in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Winds east southeast winds 15 to 20 knots.
Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Intracoastal
waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 15 knots along the coast to east
15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas to 8 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed
areas.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters
choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate
chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

AMZ651-671-201730-
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-
402 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...East south winds around 20 knots this morning, becoming
southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional
seas to 6 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in
exposed areas. A slight chance of showers in the morning.
.TONIGHT...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal
waters choppy in exposed areas.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters
choppy in exposed areas.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal
waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers
through the night.
.THURSDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed
areas. A chance of showers in the morning...then a slight
chance of showers in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds
15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet.
Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of
showers.
.SATURDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a
moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

AMZ630-201730-
Biscayne Bay-
402 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.
A slight chance of showers in the morning.
.TONIGHT...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters
choppy.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.
A slight chance of showers after midnight.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay
waters choppy. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots.
Bay waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ656-657-201730-
Coastal waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee FL out 20 NM-
402 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.TODAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas less than
2 feet nearshore and 2 to 3 feet offshore. Period 3 seconds. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers in the
morning.
.TONIGHT...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas less than
2 feet nearshore and 2 to 3 feet offshore. Period 3 seconds. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas less than
2 feet nearshore and 2 to 3 feet offshore. Period 3 seconds. Bay
and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.THURSDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of
showers in the morning.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.

$$

GMZ676-201730-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
402 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 5 seconds. A chance of
showers in the morning.
.TONIGHT...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 5 seconds.
.WEDNESDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 5 seconds.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Period 4 seconds.
.THURSDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

$$

AMZ610-201730-
Lake Okeechobee-
402 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.TODAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters a
moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...East southeast winds around 10 knots. Lake waters
light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters a moderate
chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.
.THURSDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters a moderate
chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters a moderate
chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters
light chop.
.SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters
light chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$



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