Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
1009 AM EDT THU APR 17 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-GMZ606-180230-
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-
1009 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS...LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTHEAST WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE
SOUTHEAST BY FRIDAY AS A WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTH AND A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES AND MOVES THROUGH THE AREA FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY
MORNING. A MIX OF NORTHEAST SWELL AND WIND WAVES WILL REMAIN AT
ADVISORY LEVELS THROUGH TONIGHT...THEN ONCE AGAIN OVER THE WEEKEND
IN THE WAKE OF THE COLD FRONT...MAINLY ACROSS THE PALM BEACH
WATERS. IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS AND SEAS...SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED STORMS OVER THE LOCAL WATERS WILL BE CAPABLE
OF GENERATING FREQUENT LIGHTNING...HEAVY RAINFALL AND LOCALLY
CHOPPIER CONDITIONS IN AND AROUND THE HEAVIER SHOWERS.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SEAS AROUND 7 FEET WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE
EAST OF PALM BEACH THROUGH TONIGHT AND ONCE AGAIN OVER THE
WEEKEND IN THE WAKE OF THE COLD FRONT.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
APR 16, 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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AMZ650-670-180230-
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-
1009 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 11 TO 16 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. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 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. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 9 TO 12 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
SOUTH 11 TO 16 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 THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 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. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS
ALONG THE COAST TO NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND
6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
EAST NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ651-671-180230-
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-
1009 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 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. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
LATE IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 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 A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ630-180230-
BISCAYNE BAY-
1009 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ656-657-180230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE, FL OUT 20 NM-
1009 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN
THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 12 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
8 TO 13 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST NORTHWEST 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. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET NEARSHORE AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
TO 6 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND
NORTH NORTHWEST 11 TO 16 KNOTS OFFSHORE. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ676-180230-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
1009 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 12 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. NORTHWEST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET.

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AMZ610-180230-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
1009 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 9 TO
13 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS.
LAKE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

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