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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
429 PM EDT WED AUG 20 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.

GMZ005-210230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
429 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE WESTERN ATLANTIC
AND THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH SUNDAY. THEREAFTER...A
TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH SOUTH FLORIDA ON MONDAY
NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. IMPACTS UPON KEYS MARINE WINDS WILL BE HIGHLY
DEPENDENT UPON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
AUGUST 18...

18 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 2 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-210230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
429 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. WINDS HIGHER AND BAY WATERS ROUGH NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-210230-
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-
429 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT
.THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MAINLY EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST 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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GMZ042>044-210230-
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-
429 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-210230-
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-
429 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. WINDS AND
SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-210230-
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-
429 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MAINLY EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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