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Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF)

Issued by Jacksonville, FL (JAX)

                            
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Northeast Florida/Southeast Georgia
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
344 PM EDT Wed Oct 17 2018

Atlantic Coastal Waters from Altamaha Sound GA to Flagler Beach FL
out to 60 nm.

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 1/10 of the waves.

AMZ400-180345-
Synopsis for Altamaha Sound GA to Flagler Beach FL out to 60 nm-
344 PM EDT Wed Oct 17 2018

.SYNOPSIS...
A slow moving cold front over central Georgia will move through the
coastal waters tonight. Strong high pressure will build quickly 
overnight, resulting in an abrupt increase in northeasterly winds 
Thursday morning hours and subsequent Small Craft Advisory 
conditions through early Friday. High pressure will then move off 
the Mid- Atlantic coast and will weaken on Friday, with onshore 
winds and seas gradually diminishing. A strong cold front will  then
move across our region on Saturday night, with northwesterly  winds
strengthening after midnight. Onshore winds will quickly  develop in
the wake of this frontal passage as strong high  pressure builds
into the Carolinas on Sunday.   

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AMZ450-452-454-180345-
Coastal waters from Altamaha Sound to Fernandina Beach FL out
20 NM-
Coastal waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL out
20 NM-
Coastal waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL out 20 NM-
344 PM EDT Wed Oct 17 2018

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

.TONIGHT...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north
10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period
11 seconds. Inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and
isolated thunderstorms through the night. 
.THURSDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
northeast 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Inland waters
choppy. A chance of showers in the morning. Scattered
thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to
7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Inland waters choppy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Inland
waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance
of thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
south southeast 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Inland waters a light chop. A
chance of showers. 
.SATURDAY...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north
northwest 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. Inland waters a moderate chop. A
chance of showers. 
.SUNDAY...North northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Inland waters choppy. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Inland waters a moderate chop.
.MONDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Inland waters a moderate chop.
A slight chance of showers. 

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AMZ470-472-474-180345-
Waters from Altamaha Sound GA to Fernandina Beach FL from 20 to
60 NM-
Waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
344 PM EDT Wed Oct 17 2018

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

.TONIGHT...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north
northeast 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period
11 seconds. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms
through the night. 
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 9 seconds. Showers likely in
the morning. Scattered thunderstorms. A chance of
showers in the afternoon. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to
7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. A
chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. A chance of
showers. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
south southeast after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional
seas up to 9 feet. A chance of showers. 
.SATURDAY...South southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
northwest 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet
building to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet after
midnight. Showers likely. 
.SUNDAY...North northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet
with occasional seas up to 9 feet. A slight chance of showers. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet
with occasional seas up to 9 feet. 
.MONDAY...East northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers. 

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