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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 PM EDT MON SEP 22 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.

GMZ005-230230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A LARGE RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES
TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THIS RIDGE WILL STRENGTHEN EASTERLY
WINDS THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...A CAUTIONARY STATEMENT IS LIKELY
LATE TUESDAY WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
WEDNESDAY. ADDITIONALLY...A WEAK WAVE WILL PASS SOUTH OF THE KEYS
KEYS LATE TUESDAY...AND OUT OF THE AREA EARLY WEDNESDAY INCREASING
RAIN COVERAGE OVER THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT. BY EARLY THURSDAY THE
RIDGE WILL BEGIN TO WEAKEN...RELAXING WINDS THROUGH FRIDAY.


GULF STREAM INFORMATION IS UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

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GMZ031-230230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-230230-
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-
430 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
EAST NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
430 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
EAST NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
430 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING EAST
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-230230-
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-
430 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
EAST. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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