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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT WED JUL 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.

GMZ005-302030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE VERY SLOWLY SOUTHWARD
DOWN THE FLORIDA PENINSULA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...BEFORE
DISSIPATING OVER SOUTH FLORIDA THURSDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF JULY
THIRTIETH...

37 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
23 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
28 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
29 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
12 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
16 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 7 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-302030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1030 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...MAINLY SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-302030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-302030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...EXCEPT
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS ACROSS THE WATERS OFF OF THE UPPER
KEYS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...EXCEPT BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET ACROSS
THE WATERS OFF OF THE UPPER KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP...EXCEPT BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP IN THE WATERS OFF OF
THE UPPER KEYS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-302030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...EXCEPT
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS ACROSS THE WATERS OFF OF THE UPPER
KEYS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...EXCEPT BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET ACROSS THE
WATERS OFF OF THE UPPER KEYS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.


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GMZ033-034-302030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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