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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1036 PM EST THU DEC 8 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.

GMZ005-090945-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1036 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL REACH THE FLORIDA KEYS OVERNIGHT.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL FLOURISH ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY RESULTING IN STRONG NORTHEAST TO EAST BREEZES.
WINDS AND SEAS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
8...

20 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
16 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
12 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
11 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
12 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
12 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 6 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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GMZ031-090945-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1036 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS BECOMING VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-090945-
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-
1036 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET...AS HIGH AS 5 FEET WEST
OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...AS HIGH AS 6 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...AS HIGH AS 6 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS
VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ042>044-090945-
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-
1036 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING
EXTREMELY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-090945-
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-
1036 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6
TO 8 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO
11 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
5 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-090945-
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-
1036 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING
TO 5 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
9 FEET...WITH THE HIGHEST SEAS AROUND THE DRY TORTUGAS. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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