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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT FRI APR 18 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
1030 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY DEVELOP IN THE
NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON...BEFORE MIGRATING EASTWARD
ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA AND PULLING AN
ASSOCIATED TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE THROUGH OUR AREA EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING. THEREAFTER...THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL LIFT WELL OUT INTO
THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN...AS HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS NORTH AND
NORTHWEST OF OUR AREA.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 18...

46 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
16 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
17 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
10 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-
1030 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
TOWARD MORNING. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WINDS HIGHER
AND BAY WATERS ROUGH NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. BAY WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
1030 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET EARLY...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
1030 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET LATE.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP LATE.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WINDS
AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP EARLY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP TO
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT....NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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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-
1030 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FEET SOUTHEAST OF
THE UPPER KEYS. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-182030-
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 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTH AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
LATE. WINDS BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS BY EARLY MORNING. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET EARLY...BUILDING TO 4
TO 6 FEET LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS VERY EARLY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4
TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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