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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
428 PM EST SUN FEB 7 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.

GMZ005-080330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
428 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD EASTWARD OVER THE
GULF OF MEXICO AND ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. A
MOISTURE STARVED COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH THE
FLORIDA KEYS LATE MONDAY NIGHT OR EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. AN AREA OF
HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD THROUGH THE GULF OF MEXICO TUESDAY
NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER MOISTURE STARVED COLD FRONT
MAY PASS THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS THURSDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
FEBRUARY 6TH...

53 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 5 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 3 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 9 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 5 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 LESS THAN 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-080330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
428 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST NEAR 10
KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-080330-
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-
428 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH AND DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST NEAR
10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING VERY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
6 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS
VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-080330-
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-
428 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH AND
DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF
THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST NEAR 10 KNOTS
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING VERY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE
WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-080330-
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-
428 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH AND
DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
7 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND DECREASING
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-080330-
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-
428 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH AND
DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST LATE. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
10 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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