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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
1020 PM EDT Tue Oct 16 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.

AMZ400-171030-
Synopsis for Altamaha Sound GA to Flagler Beach FL out to 60 nm-
1020 PM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018

.SYNOPSIS...
A slow moving cold front over central Georgia will push across 
the southeast Georgia waters by late Wednesday afternoon and the 
northeast Florida waters on Wednesday night. Strong high pressure
will build into the Ohio Valley on Thursday and will wedge down 
the southeastern seaboard, resulting in an abrupt increase in 
northeasterly winds during the morning hours and 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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AMZ450-452-454-171030-
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-
1020 PM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming south
southwest 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant 
period 4 seconds. Inland waters a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming
east southeast 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
Dominant period 11 seconds. Inland waters mostly smooth. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming north 
northeast 10 to 15 knots late. Seas 2 to 3 feet, building to 3 to
5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet late. Dominant period 11
seconds. Inland waters becoming a light chop. A chance of showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers
likely after midnight.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots with occasional gusts 
to Gale Force possible. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up 
to 9 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Inland waters rough. A 
chance of showers. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet
with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Inland waters rough. A chance 
of showers. 
.FRIDAY...East winds 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional 
seas up to 8 feet. Inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of 
showers. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Inland waters a light chop. A
slight chance of showers. 
.SATURDAY...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 
feet. Inland waters mostly smooth. A chance of showers and a 
slight chance of thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming north
northwest 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Inland
waters becoming choppy. A chance of showers. 
.SUNDAY...North northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Inland waters choppy. A slight
chance of showers. 

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AMZ470-472-474-171030-
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-
1020 PM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming
southerly late. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant period 12 seconds. 
.WEDNESDAY...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south
southeast in the evening. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant period 11
seconds.  
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming northeast
near 15 knots late. Seas 2 to 3 feet, building to 3 to 5 feet 
with occasional seas up to 6 feet after midnight. Dominant period 
11 seconds. A chance of showers in the evening. Showers likely 
after midnight. 
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots with occasional gusts 
to Gale Force possible. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up 
to 10 feet. Dominant period 9 seconds. A chance of showers. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to
8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. A chance of showers. 
.FRIDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 9 feet. A chance of showers. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet 
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers. 
.SATURDAY...South southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers and
a slight chance of thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming
northwest 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers. 
.SUNDAY...North northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet
with occasional seas up to 9 feet. A chance of showers. 

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Nelson