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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
424 AM EST FRI FEB 12 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.

GMZ005-121530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
424 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO
WILL SLIDE ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA BY THIS EVENING. THEREAFTER...THE
CENTER OF A STRONGER HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST
WILL BUILD SOUTHEAST SATURDAY...REACHING THE MID ATLANTIC COAST
SUNDAY NIGHT...THEN DRIFT INTO THE NORTHWEST ATLANTIC EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY
ELEVENTH...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-121530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
424 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-121530-
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-
424 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-121530-
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-
424 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-121530-
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-
424 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-121530-
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-
424 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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