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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1031 PM EST SAT FEB 6 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.

GMZ005-070930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1031 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVERNIGHT OFF THE COAST OF
NORTHEAST FLORIDA AND MOVE NORTHEAST ON SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT PUSHED
SOUTHEAST OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS EARLIER TONIGHT AND FRESH BREEZES
HAVE MADE THEIR WAY OVER THE COASTAL WATERS. A HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD EASTWARD ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO AND SOUTH FLORIDA SUNDAY
THROUGH MONDAY. A COLD FRONT SHOULD PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH THE
FLORIDA KEYS LATE MONDAY NIGHT OR TUESDAY MORNING.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
FEBRUARY 6TH...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-070930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1031 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-070930-
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-
1031 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING
A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING VERY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-070930-
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-
1031 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SEAS
HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE
WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS
KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-070930-
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-
1031 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO
6 TO 10 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING 5 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-070930-
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-
1031 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 11 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO
9 TO 11 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET.

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