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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
431 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

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.

GMZ005-200330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
431 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE NEAR SOUTH FLORIDA
AND THE BAHAMAS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. A STRONG
COLD FRONT WILL TREK RAPIDLY EASTWARD ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO
SUNDAY...SWEEPING THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS SUNDAY NIGHT. LIGHT TO
GENTLE BREEZES THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...WILL BECOME MODERATE TO
FRESH SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JANUARY 19...

31 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
10 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
21 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
22 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 8 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 7 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 6 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-200330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
431 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
SATURDAY NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS BECOMING ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS...SHIFTING TO SOUTHWEST TO WEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 30
KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING EXTREMELY ROUGH. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. BAY WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH...BECOMING A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-200330-
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-
431 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS...SHIFTING TO SOUTHWEST TO WEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY
ROUGH...BECOMING EXTREMELY ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 8 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 4 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 5
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-200330-
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-
431 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS...SHIFTING TO SOUTHWEST TO WEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
VERY ROUGH...BECOMING EXTREMELY ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-200330-
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-
431 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...SHIFTING
TO SOUTHWEST TO WEST AND INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
8 FEET BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 10 TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-200330-
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-
431 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
BECOMING SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS...SHIFTING TO WEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6
TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 9 TO 13 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 9 TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 11
FEET LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET LATE.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.

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