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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
434 AM EDT THU OCT 23 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.

GMZ005-231430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
434 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A DEVELOPING NON-TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM NEAR THE
YUCATAN CHANNEL WILL MOVE SLOWLY EAST-NORTHEASTWARD TODAY THROUGH
FRIDAY...WHILE A COLD FRONT OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA MOVES
SOUTHWARD. THE COLD FRONT WILL ACCELERATE SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE
FLORIDA KEYS AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND
SATURDAY...IN THE WAKE OF THE INTENSIFYING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.
LOCAL BREEZES WILL FLUCTUATE IN BOTH DIRECTION AND SPEED TODAY. NORTH
TO NORTHEAST BREEZES WILL BECOME FRESH TO STRONG OVER MOST OF THE
AREA BETWEEN TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. BREEZES WILL REMAIN FRESH OUT OF
THE NORTHEAST SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...AND FRESH OUT OF THE
EAST ON MONDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF OCTOBER
22...

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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GMZ031-231430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
434 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS
OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...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. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-231430-
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-
434 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...
ESPECIALLY WEST OF THE SEVEN MILE BRIDGE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-231430-
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-
434 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...ESPECIALLY WEST OF THE SEVEN
MILE BRIDGE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS OF
RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>054-072>075-231430-
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 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-
434 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST...THEN SHIFTING NORTHWEST TO NORTH LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-055-231430-
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-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS OUT 20 NM-
434 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 5
TO 8 FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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