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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1031 AM EST THU FEB 11 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.

GMZ005-112130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1031 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS THE
GULF OF MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY. A REINFORCING HIGH
PRESSURE AREA THEN WILL BUILD SOUTHEASTWARD...ACROSS THE GULF OF
MEXICO AND FLORIDA PENINSULA ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY
11...

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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GMZ031-112130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1031 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-112130-
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-
1031 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.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.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-112130-
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-
1031 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-112130-
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-
1031 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6
FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-112130-
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-
1031 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET DUE TO WEST SWELLS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
DUE TO WEST SWELLS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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CLR



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