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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1038 AM EST SUN FEB 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
1038 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD EASTWARD ACROSS THE
GULF OF MEXICO AND OVER SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY THROUGH MONDAY. A
MOISTURE STARVED COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH THE
FLORIDA KEYS LATE MONDAY NIGHT OR EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. AN AREA OF
HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD THROUGH THE GULF OF MEXICO TUESDAY
NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER MOISTURE STARVED COLD FRONT
MAY PASS THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS THURSDAY.

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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GMZ031-072130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1038 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-072130-
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-
1038 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE
MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS
THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3
FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
VERY ROUGH...BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED 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-
1038 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE
MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS
THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF
THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
VERY ROUGH...BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED 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-
1038 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED 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-
1038 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

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

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