Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
410 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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-GMZ606-271430-
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-
410 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTH
FLORIDA WATERS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDING BEHIND THE FRONT TONIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE HIGH
PRESSURE WILL SHIFT EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC NEXT WEEK.



.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SEAS BUILDING TO 7 FEET TONIGHT...6 TO 8
FEET ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...THEN SUBSIDING TO LESS THAN
6 FEET ON SUNDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
MAR 25, 2015 AT 1200 UTC...

  9 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
 17 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
 18 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH.
 19 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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AMZ650-670-271430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL OUT
20 NM-
WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 60 NM-
410 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
SOUTH SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. ALONG THE COAST...SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. IN THE GULF STREAM...SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO NORTH NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 6 TO
8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. ALONG
THE COAST...SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. IN
THE GULF STREAM...SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET ALONG THE
COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET IN THE GULF
STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ651-671-271430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE BAHAMAS-
410 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET ALONG THE
COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET IN THE GULF
STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH
THE NIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 6 TO
8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ630-271430-
BISCAYNE BAY-
410 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ656-657-271430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE, FL OUT 20 NM-
410 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND
SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NEARSHORE...NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT...SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. OFFSHORE...NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. NEARSHORE...SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. OFFSHORE...SEAS 7 TO
9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND NORTH
AROUND 15 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 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.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND
EAST NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND NORTH
NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NEARSHORE...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS
BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. OFFSHORE...NORTH
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ676-271430-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
410 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
30 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET.

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AMZ610-271430-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
410 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
LAKE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

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