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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 PM EST MON FEB 8 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.

GMZ005-090930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH WILL PASS THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS LATE TONIGHT.
AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY PROGRESS EASTWARD ACROSS THE
GULF OF MEXICO TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...BEFORE MOVING ACROSS
NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA THEREAFTER.

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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GMZ031-090930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1030 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING LATE.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-090930-
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-
1030 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING VERY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING LATE.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-090930-
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 EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS DEVELOPING LATE.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...EXCEPT HIGHER WEST OF THE
MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...EXCEPT HIGHER WEST OF THE
MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-090930-
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 EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO
8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-090930-
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 EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 7
TO 9 FEET LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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