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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EST SUN NOV 23 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.

GMZ005-232130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...FRESH TO STRONG EAST BREEZES WILL BLOW ACROSS THE
STRAITS OF FLORIDA THIS AFTERNOON...WITH SOMEWHAT LIGHTER BREEZES
OVER HAWK CHANNEL...FLORIDA BAY...AND THE EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN GULF
OF MEXICO. A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL WEAKEN OVER THE WESTERN
NORTH ATLANTIC THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...WHILE A LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM EVOLVES ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN UNITED STATES. A COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO MONDAY AND TUESDAY...
APPROACH THE FLORIDA KEYS TUESDAY NIGHT...AND LIKELY WILL SWEEP
THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS ON WEDNESDAY.
STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST BREEZES ARE LIKELY IN THE WAKE OF THIS COLD
FRONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF NOVEMBER
21...

67 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
33 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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GMZ031-232130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1030 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED SHOWERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-232130-
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 EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED SHOWERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-232130-
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 EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED SHOWERS
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-232130-
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 EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY EARLY...
DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS OR LESS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED SHOWERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-232130-
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 EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS OR LESS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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