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
909 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.

AMZ400-232215-
SYNOPSIS FOR ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT TO 60 NM-
909 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...WITH FREQUENT 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.

$$

AMZ450-232215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
909 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.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 MODERATE 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 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 NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

AMZ470-232215-
WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
909 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH OCCASIONAL
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. 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 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE 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...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 WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

$$

AMZ452-232215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL OUT
20 NM-
909 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

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

.REST OF 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 IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE
EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KNOTS, THEN BECOMING
WEST SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 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 CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 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.

$$

AMZ472-474-232215-
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-
909 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. 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. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE 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 NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING
WEST IN THE MORNING. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.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 15 TO 20 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.

$$

AMZ454-232215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
909 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. 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.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE 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
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...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.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.
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.

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SHULER



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