Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
402 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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-GMZ606-231630-
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 EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...MARINE CONDITIONS WILL RAPIDLY DETEORIATE LATE THIS
MORNING AS A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. THERE
WILL BE A THREAT FOR SHOWERS AND A FEW STORMS, ALONG WITH GUSTY
INCREASING EAST-NORTHEAST WINDS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
BEHIND THE BOUNDARY. HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS, ESPECIALLY FOR
THE ATLANTIC WATERS, ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST
SATURDAY.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...WINDS BECOMING EAST-NORTHEAST AND
INCREASING TO 20-25 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 9-11
FEET LATE TONIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
MAR 21, 2017 AT 1200 UTC...

 12 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
 18 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
 15 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF LAKE WORTH.
 18 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.


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AMZ650-670-231630-
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 EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11
FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 14 FEET. PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET. PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET. PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED
AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ651-671-231630-
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 EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO
4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
PERIOD 9 SECONDS BECOMING 4 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11
FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 14 FEET. PERIOD 8 SECONDS. NORTH
SWELL 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED
AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET. PERIOD 8 SECONDS. NORTH SWELL 3 FEET
IN THE MORNING. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET. PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST 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.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ630-231630-
BISCAYNE BAY-
402 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ656-657-231630-
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 EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A 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 NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PERIOD
3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
25 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ676-231630-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
402 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
EVENING. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.

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AMZ610-231630-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
402 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.

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