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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 28 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.

GMZ005-282130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC WILL
GRADUALLY WEAKEN AND SHIFT FURTHER INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC THROUGH
MID WEEK. HIGH PRESSURE WILL REBUILD TO THE NORTH OF THE FLORIDA
KEYS COASTAL WATERS LATER THIS WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
22...

24 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 1 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY LIGHT...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 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-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-282130-
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 DEC 28 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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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-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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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 DEC 28 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-282130-
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 DEC 28 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET.

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