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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

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.

GMZ005-301430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE FLORIDA
KEYS AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS TODAY AND TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO TODAY THROUGH
FRIDAY. THE FRONT LIKELY WILL PASS THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH A RATHER STRONG HIGH
PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDING ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES IN
ITS WAKE...ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. FRESH TO STRONG NORTH TO
NORTHEAST BREEZES LIKELY WILL DEVELOP ACROSS FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL
WATERS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...AND PERSIST INTO MONDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF OCTOBER
29...

36 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
LESS THAN 1 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.
LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING VARIABLE.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY EARLY...
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP EARLY...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY
WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. BAY
WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.

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GMZ032-035-301430-
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-
430 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH. SEAS LESS
THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...
INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET EARLY...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY
EARLY...BECOMING ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS
MONDAY NIGHT.

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GMZ042>044-301430-
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-
430 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT COP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP IN
THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP EARLY...BECOMING CHOPPY OVERNIGHT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...
INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS
MONDAY NIGHT.

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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-
430 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET EARLY...BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET OVERNIGHT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...
INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET EARLY...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 8
FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-301430-
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-
430 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET EARLY...BUILDING TO 4
TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...
INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET EARLY...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.

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