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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1020 AM EST WED DEC 7 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.

GMZ005-072130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1020 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE FLORIDA
KEYS AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT. AN ARCTIC AIR MASS
WILL EXPAND SOUTHWARD ACROSS MUCH OF THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN UNITED
STATES THROUGH THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT LIKELY WILL REACH THE FLORIDA
KEYS THURSDAY NIGHT RESULTING IN STRONG NORTHEAST TO EAST BREEZES
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
6...

32 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
22 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
16 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
13 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
10 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 7 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 4 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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GMZ031-072130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1020 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO
WEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...
BECOMING NORTH AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP EARLY...BECOMING ROUGH LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-072130-
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-
1020 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
BECOMING ROUGH IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-072130-
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-
1020 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
TO EAST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-072130-
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-
1020 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
10 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS
9 TO 11 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-072130-
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-
1020 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH TO
NORTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 6
TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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BWC



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