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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
431 AM EST MON DEC 22 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.

GMZ005-221530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
431 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM JUST EAST OF THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY. A COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE QUICKLY EASTWARD ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO TUESDAY
NIGHT...BEFORE PASSING THROUGH SOUTH FLORIDA LATE WEDNESDAY OR INTO
EARLY THURSDAY. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD EASTWARD THROUGH
THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
19...

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.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 7 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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GMZ031-221530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
431 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING NORTHWEST TO NORTH
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-221530-
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-
431 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
LATE. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING NORTHWEST TO NORTH
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-221530-
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-
431 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING NORTHWEST TO NORTH
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A 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 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-
431 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING NORTHWEST TO NORTH
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-221530-
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-
431 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3
TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING NORTHWEST TO NORTH
AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO 5
TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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