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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1018 PM EST SUN DEC 4 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.

GMZ005-050930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1018 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WILL SPREAD
INTO THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE
EAST ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA OVERNIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. A
WEAKER PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PREVAIL WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY
EVENING. A COLD FRONT WILL STALL NORTH OF THE KEYS ON FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
THIRD...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-050930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1018 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-050930-
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-
1018 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-050930-
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-
1018 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3
TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-050930-
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-
1018 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4
TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-050930-
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-
1018 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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FUTTERMAN


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