Coastal Waters Forecast
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Coastal Waters Forecast for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
743 AM EST Wed Dec 13 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-GMZ606-140115-
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-
743 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Gusty northwest winds behind a dry frontal boundary
will continue to bring hazardous boating conditions through early
this morning, weakening slightly by this afternoon. Seas will
generally be 3 to 5 feet today. Late Saturday into Sunday, high
pressure will build to the north, leading to breezy easterly
winds over the coastal waters.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Northwest winds around 20 knots will
decrease to 10 to 15 KT by this afternoon. Seas will remain 4 to
5 feet.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of
Dec 12, 2017 at 1200 UTC...

  2 nautical miles east northeast of Fowey Rocks.
  5 nautical miles east southeast of Port Everglades.
  9 nautical miles east southeast of Lake Worth.
  7 nautical miles east southeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.


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AMZ650-670-140115-
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-
743 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast
to north northwest 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 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a
moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...West northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet
along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the
Gulf Stream. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Along the coast, west northwest winds 5 knots
becoming southwest. In the Gulf Stream, west southwest winds
5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal
waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Intracoastal waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest in
the morning. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light
chop.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to
northeast 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas around 2 feet.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate
chop.
.SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate
chop.

$$

AMZ651-671-140115-
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-
743 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots along the
coast to north northwest 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.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet
along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the
Gulf Stream. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Seas
around 2 feet along the coast and 2 to 4 feet with occasional to
5 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters
light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...South southeast winds 5 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Intracoastal waters smooth.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming north
after midnight. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light
chop.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots
along the coast to east southeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf
Stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and 2 to 4 feet with
occasional to 5 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters
choppy in exposed areas.

$$

AMZ630-140115-
Biscayne Bay-
743 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.REST OF TODAY...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...North northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop.
.THURSDAY...North northwest winds around 5 knots becoming south.
Bay waters smooth.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots becoming west
5 knots after midnight. Bay waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...North northeast winds around 5 knots becoming south
southeast 5 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 knots becoming north northwest
after midnight. Bay waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a moderate chop.

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GMZ656-657-140115-
Coastal waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee FL out 20 NM-
743 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.REST OF TODAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet
nearshore and 2 to 4 feet with occasional to 5 feet offshore.
Period 5 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...North northeast winds 5 knots becoming east northeast
after midnight. Seas less than 2 feet nearshore and 2 to 3 feet
offshore. Period 6 seconds. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...East southeast winds 5 knots becoming south. Seas
around 2 feet. Period 6 seconds. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 knots. Seas less than
2 feet. Period 5 seconds. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Bay and
inland waters smooth.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less
than 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...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.
.SUNDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots nearshore and east
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.

$$

GMZ676-140115-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
743 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.REST OF TODAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 7 seconds.
.TONIGHT...North northwest winds 5 knots late in the evening
becoming variable winds less than 5 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with
occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds.
.THURSDAY...South winds 5 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period
6 seconds.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds around 5 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Period 5 seconds.
.FRIDAY...South winds around 5 knots becoming west southwest
5 knots in the evening. Seas around 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less
than 2 feet.
.SATURDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around
2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet.

$$

AMZ610-140115-
Lake Okeechobee-
743 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.REST OF TODAY...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
northwest 5 knots. Lake waters a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...West winds 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters
light chop.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake
waters a light chop.
.SUNDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.

$$



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