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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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.

GMZ005-100330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE SLOWLY EASTWARD ACROSS
THE GULF OF MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. THEREAFTER...ANOTHER
LARGE AND STRONG REGION OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY MOVE INTO THE
ENTIRE EASTERN UNITED STATES AND BUILD DOWN THE FLORIDA PENINSULA
AND INTO OUR AREA...BEFORE EXITING INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY
9...

54 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
18 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 3 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 2 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 9 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-100330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
430 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ032-035-100330-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING
ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ042>044-100330-
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 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...EXCEPT HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS
KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-100330-
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-
430 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4
TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-100330-
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 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR
20 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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