Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
1111 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-GMZ606-250415-
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-
1111 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.

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AMZ650-670-250415-
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-
1111 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS ALONG THE
COAST TO SOUTH 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 5
SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
DAY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 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 A MODERATE
CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY LATE IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY
THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.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. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.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 CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
NORTHEAST IN THE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. 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.

$$

AMZ651-671-250415-
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-
1111 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
6 FEET. PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 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 A MODERATE CHOP. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY LATE
IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 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. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.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 THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...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. 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.

$$

AMZ630-250415-
BISCAYNE BAY-
1111 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH
THE DAY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
DAY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.
.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.

$$

GMZ656-657-250415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM-
1111 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 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.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST 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. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.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. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NEARSHORE, WEST NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS
BECOMING NORTH NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING
VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT BECOMING NORTH
NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE MORNING. OFFSHORE, NORTH WINDS
AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH 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 SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ676-250415-
WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1111 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

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

$$

AMZ610-250415-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
1111 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
LATE IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY
. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.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 WEST...THEN
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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