Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
817 AM EST SUN DEC 11 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.

UPDATED WEATHER THIS MORNING

GMZ005-111530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
817 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

.SYNOPSIS...THE WEAKENED REMNANTS OF A FRONT WILL PUSH BACK ACROSS
THE FLORIDA KEYS TODAY. BROAD HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO SLIDE
EASTWARD OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY AND TONIGHT. A WEAKER
PRESSURE PATTERN WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS MONDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY.

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

22 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 7 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 7 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 8 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 9 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 7 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 4 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-111530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
817 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS THIS MORNING...BECOMING EAST
NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-111530-
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-
817 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
EAST NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP LATE. RAIN
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-111530-
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-
817 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING EAST
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP LATE. RAIN LIKELY IN
THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-111530-
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-
817 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING EAST
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. RAIN
LIKELY THIS MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-111530-
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-
817 AM EST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING EAST
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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