Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
943 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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-GMZ606-051415-
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-
943 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL BE MOVING ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA
TONIGHT WITH HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE BUILDING SLOWLY FROM THE WEST
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE REGION
TONIGHT WILL RAPIDLY IMPROVE ON THURSDAY WITH DRY CONDITIONS
EXPECTED TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT WITH SEAS BUILDING UP TO 7 FEET ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE
STREAM. CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO GRADUALLY IMPROVE STARTING
THURSDAY BUT PERIODS OF WINDS OF UP TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND SEAS OF
4 TO 6 FEET ARE STILL A CONCERN THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
MAY 03, 2016 AT 1200 UTC...

 10 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
 17 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
 13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH.
 13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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AMZ650-670-051415-
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-
943 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...WINDS WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING.
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. ALONG THE
COAST...SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. IN THE GULF STREAM...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. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO WEST NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET
ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE
COAST TO WEST NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
5 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ651-671-051415-
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-
943 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8
FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO WEST NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND
3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET
ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. ALONG THE COAST...SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. IN THE GULF STREAM...SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ630-051415-
BISCAYNE BAY-
943 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING
WEST NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST IN THE EVENING. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ656-657-051415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM-
943 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET NEARSHORE AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND
NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET NEARSHORE
AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE
AND NORTH NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET
OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET
OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET NEARSHORE AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET
OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NEARSHORE...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. OFFSHORE...NORTH
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ676-051415-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
943 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. SHOWERS
AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET.

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AMZ610-051415-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
943 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 10
TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE MORNING. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST
IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING EAST SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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