Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
409 AM EST THU FEB 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-GMZ606-231815-
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-
409 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE COASTAL
WATERS TODAY BEHIND A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY THAT IS MOVING EAST
OF THE ATLANTIC WATERS THIS MORNING. THIS HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN
LATER THIS WEEKEND BEHIND A WEAKER FRONT THAT WILL BE MOVING ACROSS
THE REGION BY MID WEEKEND.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SEAS OF UP TO 6 FEET AND OCCASIONALLY
HIGHER WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE THIS WEEK AND AGAIN LATE THIS
WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE GULF STREAM
WATERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
FEB 20, 2017 AT 1200 UTC...

 13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
 15 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
 14 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH.
 22 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.


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AMZ650-670-231815-
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-
409 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...ALONG THE COAST, WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. IN THE GULF STREAM, WEST NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
5 FEET. PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST IN THE MORNING.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WINDS EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED
AREAS.

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AMZ651-671-231815-
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-
409 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION ACROSS THE GULF STREAM
WATERS...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PERIOD 4 SECONDS INCREASING TO 9 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...ALONG THE COAST, NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS IN
THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KNOTS...THEN
BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. IN THE GULF
STREAM, NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST SOUTHWEST
IN THE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED
AREAS.
.MONDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN
EXPOSED AREAS.

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AMZ630-231815-
BISCAYNE BAY-
409 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE MORNING
BECOMING VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH NORTHEAST IN THE MORNING. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.

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GMZ656-657-231815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM-
409 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. NEARSHORE, SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. OFFSHORE, SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. PERIOD
6 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 6 FEET OFFSHORE.
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND NORTH
NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS OFFSHORE. NEARSHORE, SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. OFFSHORE, SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. PERIOD
6 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NEARSHORE, NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS
BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. OFFSHORE, NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
LESS THAN 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. PERIOD
4 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE
AND EAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ676-231815-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
409 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PERIOD
5 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH NORTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.

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AMZ610-231815-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
409 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

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

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