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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS52 KMFL

FZUS52 KMFL 310724
CWFMFL

Coastal Waters Forecast for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
324 AM EDT Tue Mar 31 2020

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-GMZ606-311615-
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-
324 AM EDT Tue Mar 31 2020

SYNOPSIS
Benign marine conditions expected to continue
today, then for Wednesday a cold front is forecast to push
across the waters. There may be periods of increasing
northeasterly swell in the wake of the front, along with
some gusty winds. At least cautionary headlines may be required
by Wednesday, especially across the Atlantic waters.

GULF STREAM HAZARDS
None at this time.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of
Mar 31, 2020 at 1200 UTC...

 18 nautical miles east of Fowey Rocks.
 24 nautical miles east of Port Everglades.
 19 nautical miles east northeast of Lake Worth.
 19 nautical miles east of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.



AMZ650-670-311615-
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-
324 AM EDT Tue Mar 31 2020

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION


TODAY
South southwest winds 10 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.

TONIGHT
West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to
around 20 knots along the coast to west southwest 15 to 20 knots
with gusts to around 30 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 4 seconds.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers
after midnight.

WEDNESDAY
Along the coast, west northwest winds 10 to
15 knots in the morning. Winds north in the afternoon. In the
Gulf Stream, west northwest winds 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas around 2 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with
occasional to 6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 4 seconds.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to
8 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters
a light chop.

THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas
5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet. North northeast
swell 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.

FRIDAY NIGHT
East northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. North northeast swell
3 feet in the evening. Intracoastal waters a light chop.

SATURDAY
East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a
moderate chop.



AMZ651-671-311615-
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-
324 AM EDT Tue Mar 31 2020

TODAY
South southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.

TONIGHT
West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to
around 20 knots along the coast to west southwest 10 to 20 knots
with gusts to around 25 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Slight chance of showers after midnight.

WEDNESDAY
West winds 10 to 20 knots becoming north northwest
10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas less than 2 feet along the
coast and 2 to 3 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 4 seconds.
Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots with
gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and
3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period
5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.

THURSDAY
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet
with occasional to 6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal
waters a moderate chop.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal
waters a light chop.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
East northeast winds 10 to
15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.



AMZ630-311615-
Biscayne Bay-
324 AM EDT Tue Mar 31 2020

TODAY
South southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop.

TONIGHT
West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to
around 20 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of
showers after midnight.

WEDNESDAY
West northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to
around 20 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a moderate chop.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
East northeast winds 5 to
10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
a light chop.



GMZ656-657-311615-
Coastal waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee FL out 20 NM-
324 AM EDT Tue Mar 31 2020

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION


TODAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Nearshore, gusts up to
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas less than 2 feet. Period
2 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.

TONIGHT
West winds 5 to 15 knots with gusts to around
20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 2 seconds. Bay and inland
waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms after midnight.

WEDNESDAY
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around
25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet.
Period 5 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Chance of
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Nearshore, north northwest winds 5 to
15 knots becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots after midnight.
Offshore, north northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
northeast after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet nearshore and 2 to
4 feet with occasional to 5 feet offshore. Period 7 seconds. Bay
and inland waters a light chop.

THURSDAY
Nearshore, northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
west in the evening. Offshore, east northeast winds 5 to
15 knots becoming north northeast 5 knots in the afternoon, then
becoming northwest around 5 knots in the evening. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.

THURSDAY NIGHT
North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east late
in the evening. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.

FRIDAY
South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots with gusts to
around 20 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a
light chop.

FRIDAY NIGHT
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet.
Bay and inland waters a light chop.

SATURDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots with gusts to around
20 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light
chop.



GMZ676-311615-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
324 AM EDT Tue Mar 31 2020

TODAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet.
Period 2 seconds.

TONIGHT
West winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around
20 knots. Seas around 2 feet building to 2 to 4 feet with
occasional seas to 5 feet after midnight. Period 3 seconds.
Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after
midnight.

WEDNESDAY
North northwest winds around 15 knots with gusts to
around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to
6 feet. Period 7 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the
morning.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North northwest winds around 15 knots
becoming northeast after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 7 seconds.

THURSDAY
Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north around
5 knots in the evening. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to
5 feet.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in
the morning. Seas around 2 feet.

FRIDAY
South southeast winds 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.

FRIDAY NIGHT
East winds 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet.

SATURDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.



AMZ610-311615-
Lake Okeechobee-
324 AM EDT Tue Mar 31 2020

TODAY
West southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Lake waters a
moderate chop.

TONIGHT
West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to
around 25 knots. Lake waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

WEDNESDAY
North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters a
moderate chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Lake
waters a moderate chop.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots.
Lake waters a light chop.