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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1019 PM EST THU NOV 20 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.

GMZ005-210930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1019 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE KEYS THROUGH
SATURDAY BEFORE SLIDING INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC SATURDAY NIGHT. A
WARM FRONT WILL MOVE NORTHWARD ACROSS THE KEYS SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. WINDS WILL DIMINISH ACROSS THE MARINE DISTRICT BY SUNDAY
NIGHT...WITH GENTLE TO MODERATE WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE WATERS
SURROUNDING THE KEYS SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF NOVEMBER
19...

67 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
34 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
17 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 8 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 6 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-210930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1019 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-210930-
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-
1019 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-210930-
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-
1019 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-210930-
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-
1019 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2
TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-210930-
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-
1019 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4
TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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