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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1144 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

UPDATED TO ADD THUNDERSTORMS AROUND LOWER KEYS

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.

GMZ005-170830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1144 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN ACROSS THE EASTERN UNITED
STATES THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. GENTLE TO MODERATE BREEZES WILL
SHIFT AROUND THE COMPASS ROSE AS A DEVELOPING LOW MOVES ACROSS THE
NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO ON FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 16...

54 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
17 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
10 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-170830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1144 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

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GMZ032-035-170830-
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-
1144 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST LATE.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ042>044-170830-
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-
1144 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING SOUTH.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST LATE.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-170830-
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-
1144 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING SOUTH.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-170830-
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-
1144 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET DUE TO
NORTHWEST SWELLS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET DUE
TO NORTHWEST SWELLS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING SOUTH.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.

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