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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 PM EDT TUE SEP 30 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.

GMZ005-010830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 PM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA
OVERNIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE STEADILY SOUTHWARD
ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT
AND SATURDAY. THE WEAKENING FRONT MAY STALL NEAR THE FLORIDA KEYS ON
SUNDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF SEPTEMBER
29...

13 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
13 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
17 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 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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GMZ031-010830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1030 PM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

.OVERNIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY
SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-010830-
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-
1030 PM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-010830-
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-
1030 PM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-010830-
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-
1030 PM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-010830-
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-
1030 PM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

.OVERNIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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