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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1033 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

FLORIDA BAY...HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO
SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS...AND THE EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO...INCLUDING THE FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

SEAS ARE GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

GMZ005-142130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1033 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A SPRAWLING HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE EASTERN UNITED
STATES THIS AFTERNOON...WILL SHIFT EASTWARD OVER THE WESTERN NORTH
ATLANTIC TONIGHT AND MONDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTHWARD
OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO AND FLORIDA PENINSULA MONDAY NIGHT AND
TUESDAY...AND APPROACH THE FLORIDA KEYS BY TUESDAY EVENING. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL RE-BUILD OVER THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...THEN EASTWARD ON
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY
11...

52 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 3 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 6 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-142130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1033 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.

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GMZ032-035-142130-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE-
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON
SHOAL OUT TO 5 FATHOMS-
1033 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ042>044-142130-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT TO THE REEF-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE OUT
TO THE REEF-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
1033 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-142130-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO SOUTH OF
HALFMOON SHOAL OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO SOUTH OF
HALFMOON SHOAL 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
1033 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-142130-
GULF WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE 20 TO 60 NM OUT
AND BEYOND 5 FATHOMS-
GULF OF MEXICO INCLUDING DRY TORTUGAS AND REBECCA SHOAL CHANNEL-
1033 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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KASPER


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