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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1025 PM EST MON DEC 5 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.

GMZ005-060930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1025 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC WILL
WEAKEN THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH OUR AREA LATE
THURSDAY AND PUSH THROUGH OUR AREA THURSDAY NIGHT OR EARLY FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
5...

32 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
22 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
16 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
13 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
10 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 7 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 4 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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GMZ031-060930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1025 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-060930-
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-
1025 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH AND
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. 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-
1025 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-060930-
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-
1025 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
TO NORTHEAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-060930-
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-
1025 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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