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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1039 PM EDT TUE APR 15 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.

GMZ005-160830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1039 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL LIMP THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS
OVERNIGHT BEFORE FALLING APART ON WEDNESDAY OVER THE STRAITS OF
FLORIDA. THEREAFTER...A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL REMAIN CENTERED
NORTH OF THE FLORIDA KEYS THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 14...

66 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
17 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 1 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 3 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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GMZ031-160830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1039 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH AND
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP...THEN A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-160830-
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-
1039 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOT...BECOMING NORTH AND
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...
DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-160830-
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-
1039 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT  TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>054-072>074-160830-
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 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-
1039 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING MAINLY NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET EARLY...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ055-075-160830-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
1039 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-160830-
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-
1039 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET DUE TO WEST SWELLS...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET LATE.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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