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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1055 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

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.

GMZ005-302130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1055 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A STRONG HIGH CELL OVER THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES WILL
MOVE TO SOUTH CAROLINA BY SATURDAY AND THEN OFFSHORE SUNDAY. AS A
RESULT...EXPECT FRESH NORTHEAST BREEZES ACROSS ALL KEYS WATERS BY
LATE TONIGHT...BECOMING EAST DURING SATURDAY...THEN SOUTHEAST BY
SUNDAY. THEREAFTER...WINDS WILL SLACKEN CONSIDERABLY AS LOW PRESSURE
OVER SOUTH TEXAS SUNDAY NIGHT MOVES ONLY SLOWLY NORTHEAST ACROSS THE
GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH TUESDAY...ALLOWING FOR MODERATE WINDS SUNDAY
NIGHT TO BECOME LIGHT TO GENTLE VEERING WINDS MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF JANUARY
THIRTIETH...

66 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
19 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
16 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 9 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 2 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-302130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1055 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH NEAR 10 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY LATE. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-302130-
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-
1055 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH AT 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-302130-
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-
1055 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-302130-
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-
1055 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-302130-
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-
1055 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH AT 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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