Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
945 AM EDT THU MAR 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-GMZ606-240215-
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-
945 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...MARINE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETEORIATE LATE
THIS MORNING AS A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY MOVES ACROSS THE REGION.
THERE WILL BE A THREAT FOR SHOWERS AND A FEW STORMS, ALONG WITH
GUSTY INCREASING EAST-NORTHEAST WINDS THROUGH THIS EVENING
BEHIND THE BOUNDARY. HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS, ESPECIALLY FOR
THE ATLANTIC WATERS, ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...WINDS BECOMING EAST-NORTHEAST AND
INCREASING TO 20-25 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 9-11
FEET LATE TONIGHT.

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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AMZ650-670-240215-
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-
945 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO AROUND 35 KNOTS. ALONG THE COAST, SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. IN THE GULF STREAM, SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO EAST NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 7 TO
9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 9 TO
11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 14 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WINDS EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN
EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ651-671-240215-
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-
945 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...ALONG THE COAST, EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS. IN THE GULF STREAM, NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 35 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
10 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
14 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. NORTH SWELL 3 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
NORTH SWELL 3 FEET IN THE MORNING. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN
EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ630-240215-
BISCAYNE BAY-
945 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 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 AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ656-657-240215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM-
945 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING,...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 25 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND EAST NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
OFFSHORE. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET
OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WINDS EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
25 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET
OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...WINDS EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ676-240215-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
945 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH NORTHEAST IN
THE EVENING. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.

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AMZ610-240215-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
945 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

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