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FZUS52 KKEY 090937
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
437 AM EST TUE FEB 9 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.

GMZ005-091530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
437 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

.SYNOPSIS...ANOTHER ATLANTIC GALE CENTER WILL ACCELERATE
NORTHEASTWARD THIS MORNING. AN ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL CLEAR THE
STRAITS OF FLORIDA BY EARLY AFTERNOON. A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
MOVE SLOWLY EASTWARD ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY
9...

54 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
18 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 3 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 2 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 9 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

$$

GMZ031-091530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
437 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY
ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ032-035-091530-
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-
437 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ042>044-091530-
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-
437 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...EXCEPT HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS
VERY ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...EXCEPT
HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ052>055-072>075-091530-
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-
437 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ033-034-091530-
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-
437 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY EARLY...
DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

$$

KASPER



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