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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1022 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 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.

GMZ005-252030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1022 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL OSCILLATE NEAR THE KEYS
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND...AND INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY TWENTY-FIFTH...

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
23 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
28 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
29 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
12 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 7 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-252030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1022 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-252030-
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-
1022 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY 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.

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GMZ042>044-252030-
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-
1022 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-252030-
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-
1022 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.


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GMZ033-034-252030-
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-
1022 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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