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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1023 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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.

GMZ005-272130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1023 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...NORTHWEST BREEZES WILL DIMINISH THIS AFTERNOON ON ALL
FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS. NORTHWEST TO NORTH BREEZES WILL FRESHEN
LATE TONIGHT WITH THE PASSAGE OF A REINFORCING COLD FRONT. A HIGH
PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WILL DROP SOUTHWARD
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

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

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-272130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1023 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING NORTH LATE. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.

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GMZ032-035-272130-
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-
1023 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.

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GMZ042>044-272130-
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-
1023 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-272130-
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-
1023 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE AND SEAS
SUBSIDE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...
DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5
FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4
TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-272130-
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-
1023 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE AND SEAS
SUBSIDE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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CLR



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