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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KMFL 231343
CWFMFL

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
943 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

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-GMZ606-240215-
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-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

SYNOPSIS
A FRONT DRAPED ACROSS THE REGION WILL SAG SLOWLY SOUTHWARD
THROUGH SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY...THEN REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY IN
THE VICINITY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT
BETWEEN THIS BOUNDARY AND HIGH PRESSURE TO THE NORTH
INCREASES...NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL AS WELL.

GULF STREAM HAZARDS
NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS AND SEAS
UP TO 7 FEET TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF
OCT 22, 2014 AT 1200 UTC...

  3 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS.
  6 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
  6 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH.
  5 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.



AMZ650-670-240215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL OUT
20 NM-
WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 60 NM-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

REST OF TODAY
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN
THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.



AMZ651-671-240215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE BAHAMAS-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

REST OF TODAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO EAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND
5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.



AMZ630-240215-
BISCAYNE BAY-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

REST OF TODAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

SATURDAY
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.



GMZ656-657-240215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE, FL OUT 20 NM-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

REST OF TODAY
WINDS EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS NEARSHORE AND
NORTHEAST AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS
OFFSHORE. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

FRIDAY
WINDS NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. BAY
AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 2 FEET NEARSHORE AND 2 TO 3 FEET OFFSHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

SATURDAY
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 2 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.



GMZ676-240215-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING


REST OF TODAY
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET.

MONDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.



AMZ610-240215-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

REST OF TODAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS CHOPPY.

SATURDAY
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.