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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1004 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

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.

GMZ005-212030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1004 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE SLOWLY EASTWARD ACROSS
THE BAY OF CAMPECHE TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THIS AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO PROGRESS EASTWARD OVER THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
MAY MERGE WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO
OR NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. AN AREA OF
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
OCTOBER 20TH...

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
25 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
25 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 8 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-212030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1004 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. BAY WATERS ROUGH AND WINDS GUSTY IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-212030-
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE 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-
1004 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. WINDS HIGHER AND SEAS ROUGH
IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-212030-
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-
1004 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. WINDS HIGHER AND SEAS ROUGH IN
AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-212030-
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-
1004 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. WINDS HIGHER AND SEAS ROUGH IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-212030-
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-
1004 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. WINDS HIGHER AND SEAS ROUGH IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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