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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 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.

GMZ005-230230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
430 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS
SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY TWENTY-FIRST...

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
23 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
28 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
29 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
12 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 7 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-
430 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-230230-
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-
430 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY
SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042-043-044-230230-
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-
430 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-230230-
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-
430 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-230230-
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-
430 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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