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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 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.

GMZ005-312030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE KEYS
THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING...FOLLOWED BY THE PASSAGE OF A
SECONDARY COLD FRONT SATURDAY AFTERNOON. A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL BUILD ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA LATE THIS WEEKEND
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
OCTOBER 31ST...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-312030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1030 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS
ROUGH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS....WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-312030-
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-
1030 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-312030-
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-
1030 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-312030-
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-
1030 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-312030-
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-
1030 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING
TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 6 TO 9
FEET IN A NORTHWEST SWELL.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET
IN A NORTHWEST SWELL...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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