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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
432 AM EDT SAT JUL 12 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
432 AM EDT SAT JUL 12 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS NORTH
FLORIDA THIS WEEKEND...THEN GRADUALLY SHIFT SOUTHWARD EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY 11TH...

24 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
13 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
11 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
27 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
10 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 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-
432 AM EDT SAT JUL 12 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...ESPECIALLY
BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
432 AM EDT SAT JUL 12 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS...ESPECIALLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
432 AM EDT SAT JUL 12 2014

.TODAY...MAINLY EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...ESPECIALLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
432 AM EDT SAT JUL 12 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS
HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
432 AM EDT SAT JUL 12 2014

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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