Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
330 AM EDT TUE MAR 21 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-GMZ606-211615-
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-
330 AM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS...LINGERING NORTHEASTERLY SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO BRING
ELEVATED SEAS OFF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY COAST THROUGH THIS
EVENING. OTHERWISE, SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SETTLING ACROSS THE
FLORIDA PENINSULA WILL BRING GENERALLY GOOD BOATING CONDITIONS
THROUGH MID WEEK. A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL APPROACH THE REGION
FROM THE NORTH THURSDAY AND BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR HAZARDOUS
BOATING CONDITIONS TO THE LOCAL WATERS WITH INCREASING WINDS AND
SEAS.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SEAS UP TO 6 FEET IN A NE SWELL OFF THE
PALM BEACH COUNTY COAST THROUGH THIS EVENING.

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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AMZ650-670-211615-
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-
330 AM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. PERIOD 10 SECONDS. NORTH NORTHEAST
SWELL AROUND 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
TO 6 FEET. PERIOD 10 SECONDS. NORTH NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND
3 FEET IN THE EVENING. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
PERIOD 10 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ALONG THE
COAST, SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. IN THE GULF STREAM, SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
EAST NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 8 TO
10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 13 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
11 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WINDS EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN
EXPOSED AREAS.

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AMZ651-671-211615-
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-
330 AM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017

.TODAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 10 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET ALONG THE COAST
AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 5 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
PERIOD 10 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. PERIOD 10 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN
THE AFTERNOON. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 8 TO
10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 13 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 7 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL TO 11 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS CHOPPY 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. 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.

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AMZ630-211615-
BISCAYNE BAY-
330 AM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 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...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ656-657-211615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM-
330 AM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
2 FEET. PERIOD 2 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. PERIOD
2 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND
NORTH NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE
AND EAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND
SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

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GMZ676-211615-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
330 AM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017

.TODAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. PERIOD
4 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
2 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. PERIOD 3 SECONDS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.

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AMZ610-211615-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
330 AM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017

.TODAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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