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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
442 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 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
442 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE TO THE
EAST-NORTHEAST THROUGH THE FLORIDA STRAITS TODAY...BEFORE PASSING TO
THE NORTHEAST OF THE BAHAMAS TONIGHT. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES SATURDAY
THROUGH MONDAY...THEN SPREAD INTO THE NORTHWESTERN ATLANTIC THROUGH
MID WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
OCTOBER TWENTY-SECOND...

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
25 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
25 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 8 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-
442 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH
GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. WINDS BECOMING NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY
WATERS BECOMING ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND 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-
442 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH TO
NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND 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-
442 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH
GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. WINDS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING ROUGH.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS SATURDAY NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND 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-
442 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH
GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. WINDS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-241430-
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-
442 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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