Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
358 PM 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-GMZ606-241200-
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-
358 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY, GRADUALLY WEAKENING WITH TIME, WILL CONTINUE TO
MOVE SOUTH ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE REST OF TODAY, WITH MARINE
CONDITIONS RAPIDLY DETERIORATING IN ITS WAKE. THIS FRONT WILL BRING
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE LOCAL WATERS, ESPECIALLY
OVER THE ATLANTIC AND LAKE OKEECHOBEE. WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS,
LOCALLY ERRATIC WINDS AND SMALL HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE, WITH A LOW
CHANCE OF WATERSPOUTS AS WELL.

BEHIND THE FRONTAL PASSAGE, EXPECT EAST-NORTHEAST WINDS 20-25KTS
OVER MUCH OF THE LOCAL WATERS, INCLUDING BISCAYNE BAY, THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS WITH SEAS IN EXCESS OF 7 FEET OVER THE OFFSHORE
ATLANTIC WATERS, HIGHEST IN THE GULF STREAM. WINDS WILL ALSO BE
AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE OFFSHORE GULF WATERS, WITH SEAS 4-6 FEET.

WINDS AND SEAS WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY DIMINISH DURING THE DAY FRIDAY,
ESPECIALLY OVER THE GULF WATERS, BUT SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS
ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE FOR THE ATLANTIC WATERS INCLUDING BISCAYNE
BAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING. HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS MAY LINGER
FOR THE ATLANTIC WATERS INTO EARLY SUNDAY AS WELL, BEFORE BETTER
BOATING CONDITIONS RETURN FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEKEND.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20-25 KNOTS,
GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS, WITH SEAS IN EXCESS OF 7 FEET.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
MAR 23, 2017 AT 1200 UTC...

 11 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
  8 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
 12 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH.
 11 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

$$

AMZ650-670-241200-
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-
358 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 35 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
14 FEET. PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED
AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 13 FEET. PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET.
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. 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. PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

AMZ651-671-241200-
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-
358 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 35 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
13 FEET. PERIOD 8 SECONDS. NORTH SWELL 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 13 FEET. PERIOD 7 SECONDS. NORTH SWELL
3 FEET IN THE MORNING. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED
AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET.
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN
EXPOSED AREAS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST 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 AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

AMZ630-241200-
BISCAYNE BAY-
358 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ656-657-241200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM-
358 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 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 2 TO 3 FEET. PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
SOUTHWEST IN THE EVENING. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
SOUTHWEST IN THE EVENING. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ676-241200-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
358 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PERIOD 4 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. PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN
THE EVENING. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE EVENING. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
EAST SOUTHEAST LATE IN THE EVENING. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
EVENING. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.

$$

AMZ610-241200-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
358 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.

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