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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1027 PM EST SAT DEC 10 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.

GMZ005-110930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1027 PM EST SAT DEC 10 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A NORTHWARD DRIFTING FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL REMAIN ACROSS
THE FLORIDA KEYS TONIGHT AND GRADUALLY WEAKEN SUNDAY. STRONG HIGH
PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO SLIDE EASTWARD OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST
TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. A WEAKER PRESSURE PATTERN WILL REMAIN
IN PLACE ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

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

22 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 7 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 7 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 8 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 9 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 7 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 4 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-110930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1027 PM EST SAT DEC 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY
ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS
LATE. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP LATE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
1027 PM EST SAT DEC 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...AS HIGH AS 5 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE
WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
VERY ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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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-
1027 PM EST SAT DEC 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY
ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-110930-
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-
1027 PM EST SAT DEC 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10
FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET LATE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-110930-
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-
1027 PM EST SAT DEC 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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