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
248 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

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 WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVES.

AMZ400-240400-
SYNOPSIS FOR ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT TO 60 NM-
248 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
A LOW PRESSURE CENTER ALONG THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA COAST WILL
MOVE SLOWLY EASTWARD INTO THE ATLANTIC WATERS TONIGHT. ONSHORE
WINDS WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE THIS EVENING. HIGHER SEAS WILL LINGER
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THE LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL ACCELERATE
NORTHEASTWARD ON FRIDAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.
THIS FRONT WILL CROSS OUR WATERS ON SATURDAY...WITH HIGH PRESSURE
THEN BUILDING TO THE NORTH OF OUR REGION ON SUNDAY.

$$

AMZ450-240400-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
248 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

AMZ470-240400-
WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
248 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6
TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9
SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE MORNING. SEAS 5
TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9
SECONDS.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

AMZ452-240400-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL OUT
20 NM-
248 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE EVENING...THEN DECREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE
EARLY MORNING. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10
FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST LATE
IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT BECOMING
SOUTHWEST IN THE MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

AMZ472-474-240400-
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-
248 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE MORNING. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
MORNING. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

AMZ454-240400-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
248 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN
THE EVENING...THEN DECREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE MORNING.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
SOUTHWEST IN THE MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. INLAND WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

SHULER



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