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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
432 PM EST WED DEC 17 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.

GMZ005-180330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
432 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A BROAD HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE
FLORIDA KEYS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
17...

14 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 3 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 1 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 2 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 3 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 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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GMZ031-180330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
432 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-180330-
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-
432 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-180330-
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-
432 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-180330-
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-
432 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-180330-
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-
432 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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