Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Jacksonville, FL

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA/SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
336 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FLAGLER BEACH FL
OUT TO 60 NM.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE SEAS...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE SEAS.

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SYNOPSIS FOR ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT TO 60 NM-
336 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
INCREASING TREND IN WIND AND WAVES WILL CONTINUE TODAY AS
GRADIENT REMAINS TIGHT BEHIND THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WHICH WILL EXIT
THE COASTAL WATERS THIS MORNING. HAVE UPGRADED THE OFFSHORE WATERS
FROM A SCA TO A GALE WARNING BEGINNING AT NOON TODAY AS FREQUENT
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE ARE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.
WINDS WILL SLOWLY COME DOWN ON TUESDAY IN THE OFFSHORE WITH
ADVISORY CONDITIONS LIKELY TO LINGER INTO LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. THE
NEARSHORE WATERS ARE EXPECTED TO START TO SEE SMALL CRAFT
CONDITIONS BEGINNING THIS MORNING ALSO CONTINUING THROUGH EARLY
TUESDAY WHEN PRESSURE GRADIENT SLOWLY LOOSENS AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN AT THE SFC. NEXT COLD FRONT IS NOT EXPECTED UNTIL LATE
IN THE WEEK.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
336 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
336 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO
GALE FORCE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
 SHOWERS.

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