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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EDT MON APR 21 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.

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SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER MUCH OF THE GULF OF MEXICO
WILL SPREAD EASTWARD...AS LOW PRESSURE WELL OFFSHORE OF THE
SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES LIFTS NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE WESTERN NORTH
ATLANTIC OCEAN.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
APRIL 18TH...

46 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
16 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
17 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
10 NM EAST 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 MON APR 21 2014

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHWEST TO NORTH AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTH TO
NORTHEAST LATE. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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 MON APR 21 2014

.TODAY...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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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 MON APR 21 2014

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
MOSTLY NORTH NEAR 10 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
430 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A NORTHERLY SWELL THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH A NORTHERLY SWELL. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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 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 MON APR 21 2014

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A NORTHERLY SWELL.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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 MON APR 21 2014

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
MOSTLY NORTH AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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