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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
341 PM EDT SUN APR 20 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.

GMZ005-210230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
341 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE NEAR THE OUTER BANKS WILL MOVE
SLOWLY NORTHEASTWARD INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE
WILL MOVE INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO AND FLORIDA PENINSULA NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
APRIL 18TH...

46 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
16 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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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
341 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH TO
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MAINLY NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.


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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-
341 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
341 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
TO NORTHEAST LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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 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-
341 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A NORTHERLY SWELL.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
A NORTHERLY SWELL. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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 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-
341 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
341 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
TO NORTHEAST AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH A DISSIPATING NORTHWEST SWELL...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET LATE.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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