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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
403 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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-GMZ606-241630-
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-
403 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION TONIGHT AND MOVE THROUGH
THE LOCAL WATERS ON THURSDAY. WINDS WILL INCREASE STEADILY
TODAY INTO TONIGHT, AND A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR
ALL OF SOUTH FLORIDA WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE
BECOMING LIKELY TONIGHT.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SEAS WILL INCREASE TO AROUND 6 FEET THIS
AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT, BUT COULD GET UP TO 7 FEET IN THE
OFFSHORE PALM BEACH WATERS TONIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
MAY 23, 2017 AT 1200 UTC...

 11 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
 14 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
 13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH.
 16 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

$$

AMZ650-670-241630-
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-
403 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS TO 30 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 IN THE
AFTERNOON. PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A CHOPPY
BECOMING ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS THIS AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL TO 8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. PERIOD
5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING. SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO WEST NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 5 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRIDAY...ALONG THE COAST, EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
IN THE GULF STREAM, NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
NORTHEAST IN THE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS ALONG THE
COAST TO EAST SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WINDS EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
SOUTH SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

AMZ651-671-241630-
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-
403 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. PERIOD 4
SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING ROUGH IN EXPOSED
AREAS THIS AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO SOUTH SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING.
SHOWERS LIKELY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WINDS EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS ALONG THE
COAST TO SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

AMZ630-241630-
BISCAYNE BAY-
403 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ656-657-241630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM-
403 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. PERIOD 4
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...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
30 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET
NEARSHORE AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 8 FEET OFFSHORE.
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET NEARSHORE AND 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL TO 8 FEET OFFSHORE. PERIOD 6 SECONDS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING. SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 5 FEET OFFSHORE. PERIOD 6 SECONDS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NEARSHORE, VARIABLE WINDS 5 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING
NORTH NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING
WEST SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. OFFSHORE, EAST WINDS AROUND
5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST SOUTHWEST IN THE EVENING. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NEARSHORE, WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH NORTHWEST LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING VARIABLE
WINDS LESS THAN 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. OFFSHORE, WEST NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH LATE IN THE EVENING. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ676-241630-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
403 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

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

$$

AMZ610-241630-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
403 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 20
KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY BECOMING ROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING. SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
WEST NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
EVENING. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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