Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
418 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 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.

GMZ005-200230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
418 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS WILL SUPPORT MOSTLY LIGHT AND VARIABLE
BREEZES THROUGH SUNDAY. A RIDGE WILL BEGIN TO BUILD BACK OVER THE
FLORIDA PENINSULA SUNDAY NIGHT.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO OUTDATED INFORMATION.

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GMZ031-200230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
418 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING THROUGH THIS EVENING...BECOMING
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...BECOMING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-200230-
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-
418 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING THROUGH THIS EVENING...BECOMING NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING...BECOMING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-200230-
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-
418 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING THROUGH THIS EVENING...BECOMING NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING...BECOMING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-200230-
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-
418 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING THROUGH THIS EVENING...BECOMING
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-200230-
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-
418 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING THROUGH THIS
EVENING...BECOMING NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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