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Coastal Waters Forecast for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
357 AM EDT Thu May 17 2018

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-GMZ606-171615-
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-
357 AM EDT Thu May 17 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Low pressure in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico will
keep south and southeast winds averaging 10 to 15 knots through
the weekend. Showers and thunderstorms are likely through the
weekend with locally strong winds, higher waves, and frequent
lightning all possible.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...none.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of
May 15, 2018 at 1200 UTC...

 16 nautical miles east southeast of Fowey Rocks.
 21 nautical miles east southeast of Port Everglades.
 21 nautical miles east northeast of Lake Worth.
 16 nautical miles east of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.


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AMZ650-670-171615-
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-
357 AM EDT Thu May 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...South southeast winds 15 knots with gusts to around 25
knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a
light chop. Showers. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning,
becoming numerous in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Numerous
showers and scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers
likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in
exposed areas. Showers with thunderstorms likely.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters
choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight chance
of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in
exposed areas. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots.
Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal
waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms.

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AMZ651-671-171615-
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-
357 AM EDT Thu May 17 2018

.TODAY...South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Showers. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, becoming numerous
in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Numerous
showers and scattered thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely
and a chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around
25 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters
choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight chance
of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in
exposed areas. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots.
Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal
waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms.

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AMZ630-171615-
Biscayne Bay-
357 AM EDT Thu May 17 2018

.TODAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Showers through
the day. Numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
Scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the
morning...then showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in
the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance
of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots.
Bay waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms.

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GMZ656-657-171615-
Coastal waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee FL out 20 NM-
357 AM EDT Thu May 17 2018

.TODAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period
4 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers
with isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then numerous
showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than
2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than
2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A
chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Seas less than
2 feet. Period 2 seconds. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight
chance of showers in the evening...then a chance of showers and
a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
.SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Showers likely and a
chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of
showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Showers likely and a
chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Bay and inland waters a light chop. Showers likely and a chance of
thunderstorms.

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GMZ676-171615-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
357 AM EDT Thu May 17 2018

.TODAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period
4 seconds. Numerous showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the
morning. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than
2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Scattered showers with isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet.
Period 3 seconds. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less
than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the
evening...then a chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms after midnight.
.SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than
2 feet. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms
in the morning...then showers likely and a chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
around 2 feet. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet. Showers likely and a chance of
thunderstorms.

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AMZ610-171615-
Lake Okeechobee-
357 AM EDT Thu May 17 2018

.TODAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Showers. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous in
the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters
light chop. Scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms
in the morning...then showers with thunderstorms likely in the
afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters
light chop. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers
. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake
waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters a
moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...East southeast winds around 10 knots. Lake waters
light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms.

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