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Coastal Waters Forecast for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
930 PM 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-GMZ606-211515-
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-
930 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

SYNOPSIS...A strong ridge of high pressure will continue to
dominate the weather pattern over the local waters through the
remainder of the week and into the upcoming weekend. A moderate
to fresh east southeasterly wind will continue with speeds of 10
to 15 knots over the Gulf waters and 15 to 20 knots for the
Atlantic. Wave heights will range from 3 to 4 feet in the
offshore Gulf waters and 3 to 5 feet in the Atlantic. Occasional
showers are possible throughout the period across the Atlantic
waters

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

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.

$$

AMZ650-670-211515-
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-
930 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots with
gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas
to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in
exposed areas.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east
15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. 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 in the
afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to
east 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. 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 after
midnight.
.THURSDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east
15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. 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.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds
10 to 15 knots along the coast to east southeast 15 to 20 knots
in the Gulf Stream. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to
8 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight
chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast
to east southeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters
choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Winds 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.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

AMZ651-671-211515-
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-
930 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots with
gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas
to 6 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in
exposed areas.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet.
Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A
slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.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. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters
choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 15 knots along the coast to
east 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed
areas. A slight chance of showers in the evening...then a
chance of showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots
along the coast to east southeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf
Stream. 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 along the coast
to east southeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters
choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots.
Seas 2 to 3 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal
waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.

$$

AMZ630-211515-
Biscayne Bay-
930 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...East southeast winds 15 TO 20 knots with gusts
up to 25 knots. Bay waters choppy.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 15 knots with gusts to around
25 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers
in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.
A slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate
chop. A slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the evening...then
a chance of showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters
a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop. A chance of showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a moderate chop.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ656-657-211515-
Coastal waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee FL out 20 NM-
930 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION OFFSHORE...

.REST OF TONIGHT...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots nearshore
and east southeast 15 to 20 knots offshore. Seas around 2 feet.
Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots nearshore and east
southeast 10 to 15 knots offshore. Seas around 2 feet. Period
3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots nearshore and east
10 to 15 knots offshore. Seas around 2 feet. Period 2 seconds.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers in
the evening.
.THURSDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots nearshore and east 5 to
10 knots offshore. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Bay and
inland waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of
showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of
showers.

$$

GMZ676-211515-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
930 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots with
gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period
4 seconds.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Period 4 seconds.
.THURSDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Period 4 seconds.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around
2 feet. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
A slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet.
.SUNDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

$$

AMZ610-211515-
Lake Okeechobee-
930 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots.
Lake waters choppy.
.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 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake
waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.
.SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters
light chop. A slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters
light chop.
.SUNDAY...South southeast winds around 5 knots. Lake waters
smooth.

$$

Baxter



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