Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
343 AM EDT WED MAR 22 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-GMZ606-221615-
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-
343 AM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...GENERALLY GOOD BOATING CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
THE LOCAL WATERS TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE AND DRY WEATHER REMAIN IN
CONTROL. BOTH THE GULF AND ATLANTIC SEA BREEZES ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS, LOCALLY INCREASING WINDS NEAR
THE COAST.

GUSTY EAST-NORTHEAST WINDS AND SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD
THE LOCAL WATERS ON THURSDAY WITH A FRONTAL BOUNDARY. THIS WILL
LEAD TO HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS FOR ALL THE LOCAL WATERS,
INCLUDING BISCAYNE BAY AND LAKE OKEECHOBEE, INTO FRIDAY AS SEAS
INCREASE.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

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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AMZ650-670-221615-
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-
343 AM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

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

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AMZ651-671-221615-
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-
343 AM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST
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 A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...WINDS NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. ALONG THE
COAST, SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. IN THE GULF STREAM, SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. PERIOD
4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.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. PERIOD
8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST 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 TO 11 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET ALONG
THE COAST AND 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF
STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY 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.
.SUNDAY...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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AMZ630-221615-
BISCAYNE BAY-
343 AM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

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

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GMZ656-657-221615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM-
343 AM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

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

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GMZ676-221615-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
343 AM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

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

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AMZ610-221615-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
343 AM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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