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Coastal Waters Forecast for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
938 PM EST Tue Jan 16 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-GMZ606-171515-
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-
938 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A brief period of calmer north-northeasterly winds
and lower seas is expected across the South Florida waters
through Wednesday morning. A cold front will pass through region
later on Wednesday, followed by strong northerly winds that will
overspread the region Wednesday evening and overnight. Hazardous
boating conditions are expected to linger into Thursday.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Seas up to 6 feet tonight.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of
Jan 15, 2018 at 1200 UTC...

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

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

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AMZ650-670-171515-
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-
938 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...Small Craft Exercise Caution For Seas...

.REST OF TONIGHT...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 8 seconds.
Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots along the
coast to north northwest 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas
3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 7 seconds.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers
in the morning.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North northwest winds 15 to 20 knots along
the coast to north 15 to 25 knots in the Gulf Stream. Along the
coast, seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. In the
Gulf Stream, seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet
building to 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet after
midnight. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast
to north northeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 3 to
5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet along the coast and 6 to
8 feet with occasional to 10 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period
7 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 4 to
6 feet with occasional to 8 feet in the Gulf Stream.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with
occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with
occasional to 6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters
light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the
coast to east northeast 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas
3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters
a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...East 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.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots along the
coast to east 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of
showers.

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AMZ651-671-171515-
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-
938 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...Small Craft Exercise Caution For Seas In the Gulf Stream...

.REST OF TONIGHT...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and
4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period
6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of
showers.
.WEDNESDAY...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots along the
coast to north 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to
3 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet
in the Gulf Stream. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a
moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots along the coast to
north 15 to 25 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas to 6 feet along the coast and 6 to 8 feet with
occasional to 10 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 6 seconds.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY...Winds north northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Along
the coast, seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. In
the Gulf Stream, seas 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas to
11 feet subsiding to 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet
in the afternoon. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy
in exposed areas.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 5 to
7 feet with occasional to 9 feet in the Gulf Stream.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet
along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the
Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of
showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds around 10 knots along the
coast to east northeast 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas
2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters
a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east
northeast 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 slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots along the
coast to east 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.

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AMZ630-171515-
Biscayne Bay-
938 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate
chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters
choppy.
.THURSDAY...North northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters
choppy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots.
Bay waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate
chop. A slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.

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GMZ656-657-171515-
Coastal waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee FL out 20 NM-
938 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north
northwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots in the
afternoon. Nearshore, seas around 2 feet. Offshore, seas around
2 feet building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet in
the afternoon. Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a
moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots nearshore and
north 15 to 25 knots offshore. Seas 2 to 3 feet nearshore and
5 to 7 feet with occasional to 9 feet offshore. Period
4 seconds. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots nearshore and
north northeast 15 to 20 knots offshore. Seas around 2 feet
nearshore and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet offshore.
Period 5 seconds. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds 5 to
10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of
showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots nearshore
and east 10 to 15 knots offshore. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers.

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GMZ676-171515-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
938 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Period 4 seconds.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas around 2 feet
building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet in the
afternoon. Period 3 seconds.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet
with occasional seas to 10 feet. Period 6 seconds.
.THURSDAY...North northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to
7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas to 6 feet in the afternoon. Period
7 seconds.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas
around 2 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance
of showers.

$$

AMZ610-171515-
Lake Okeechobee-
938 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters a
moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters a
moderate chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake
waters a moderate chop.
.THURSDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters a
moderate chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake
waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters
light chop. A slight chance of showers.

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