Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
404 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

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-GMZ606-190845-
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-
404 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRESSURE ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL CONTINUE
MOVING EAST NORTHEAST OVER NORTHERN FLORIDA TONIGHT AND THEN MOVE
INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC WATERS ON SATURDAY. ITS ASSOCIATED COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH SOUTH FLORIDA LATE TONIGHT INTO
SATURDAY MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH
THE NIGHT ACROSS ALL LOCAL WATERS. ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS WILL
BE POSSIBLE SATURDAY...ESPECIALLY OVER THE GULF DUE TO INCREASING
NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SEAS WILL BUILD TO AT LEAST 7 FEET BY
SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
APR 18, 2014 AT 1200 UTC...

  9 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
 14 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
 12 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH.
 14 NAUTICAL MILES NORTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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AMZ650-670-190845-
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-
404 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO SOUTH SOUTHEAST 14 TO 19 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
SOUTHWEST 13 TO 18 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 12 TO 16 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
WEST 14 TO 19 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 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 LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. ALONG THE
COAST...SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. IN THE
GULF STREAM...SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET ALONG THE COAST
AND 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF
STREAM. NORTH NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 9 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 8 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.

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AMZ651-671-190845-
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-
404 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 13 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO SOUTH SOUTHEAST 11 TO 16 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
SOUTHWEST 11 TO 16 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS ALONG THE
COAST TO WEST NORTHWEST 13 TO 18 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 11 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
WEST NORTHWEST 11 TO 16 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
5 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 12 KNOTS ALONG THE
COAST TO NORTH NORTHWEST 9 TO 14 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. ALONG THE COAST...SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 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 IN THE AFTERNOON.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. NORTH
NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET IN THE EVENING. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.

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AMZ630-190845-
BISCAYNE BAY-
404 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 12 KNOTS. BAY WATERS LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 6 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ656-657-190845-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE, FL OUT 20 NM-
404 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. NEARSHORE...SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. OFFSHORE...SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. NEARSHORE...
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. OFFSHORE...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
5 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 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.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS TO 6 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 9 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 8 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 8 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ676-190845-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
404 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 11 KNOTS BECOMING WEST SOUTHWEST
9 TO 14 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS BECOMING 12 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 16 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH 7 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 13 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 6 TO 9 KNOTS BECOMING WEST SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
8 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET.

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AMZ610-190845-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
404 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
SOUTHWEST 12 TO 17 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS BECOMING 8 TO
13 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
LAKE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 9 KNOTS.
LAKE WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.

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