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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
730 PM EDT THU APR 17 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.

GMZ005-180230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
730 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS...FRESH BREEZES WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT
ACROSS KEYS WATERS IN RESPONSE TO HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHEASTERN
UNITED STATES...AND A DEEPENING LOW IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO.
THIS LOW WILL TRACK TOWARDS THE CAROLINA COAST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 16...

54 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
28 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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GMZ031-180230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
730 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP
EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP EARLY...BECOMING CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-180230-
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-
730 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 1
FOOT OR LESS IN THE AFTERNOON. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY
EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...BECOMING
WEST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET EARLY...
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP EARLY...
BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-180230-
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-
730 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
2 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY EARLY...BECOMING A
LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP EARLY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP TO
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT....NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-180230-
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-
730 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET DUE
TO EAST SWELLS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-180230-
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-
730 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
SOUTH AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET EARLY...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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