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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 PM EDT THU OCT 23 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.

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SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
430 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A NEARLY STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL EXTEND FROM
THE YUCATAN PENINSULA...ACROSS THE FLORIDA STRAITS...AND INTO THE
NORTHWEST BAHAMAS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. MEANWHILE...AN AREA
OF LOW PRESSURE MAY FORM ALONG THIS FRONTAL BOUNDARY...BEFORE
LIFTING NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE SOUTHWEST ATLANTIC OCEAN EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
OCTOBER TWENTY-SECOND...

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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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD
SOUND-
430 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS THIS EVENING. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
ROUGH. FREQUENT SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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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 THU OCT 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS THIS EVENING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH. FREQUENT
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND 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 THU OCT 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS THIS EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. FREQUENT SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND 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 THU OCT 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS THIS EVENING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET. FREQUENT SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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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 THU OCT 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
FREQUENT SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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