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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KJAX 180726
CWFJAX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA/SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
326 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FLAGLER BEACH FL
OUT TO 60 NM

AMZ400-181530-
SYNOPSIS FOR ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT TO 60 NM-
326 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

SYNOPSIS

LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL
APPROACH THE FLORIDA BIG BEND COAST THIS EVENING...AND WILL MOVE
SLOWLY ACROSS OUR COASTAL WATERS ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. A
WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTHWARD INTO THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COASTAL
WATERS THIS AFTERNOON...ACCOMPANIED BY NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS. A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS CONTAINING
GUSTY WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COASTAL
WATERS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A LARGE LOW PRESSURE
CENTER WILL MOVE SLOWLY EASTWARD THROUGH THE WESTERN ATLANTIC
WATERS ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...CREATING GALE FORCE NORTHERLY
WINDS OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS. ELEVATED WINDS AND SEAS WILL ONLY
GRADUALLY SUBSIDE ON MONDAY.



AMZ450-181530-
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
326 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON


TODAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. INLAND WATERS ROUGH.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 25
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. INLAND WATERS BECOMING VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. INLAND
WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

MONDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

TUESDAY
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INLAND WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.



AMZ452-454-181530-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL OUT 20 NM-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
326 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON


TODAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
INLAND WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET. INLAND WATERS BECOMING ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 9
FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. INLAND WATERS MOSTLY
SMOOTH.



AMZ470-181530-
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
326 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON


TODAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 25
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 12
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 30 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8
FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

TUESDAY
WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.



AMZ472-474-181530-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
326 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON


TODAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
WEST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5
TO 7 FEET...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 12
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY
NORTH WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.



NELSON