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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1008 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

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.

GMZ005-250930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1008 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

.SYNOPSIS...FRESH TO OCCASIONALLY STRONG NORTHWEST TO NORTH BREEZES
WILL PERSIST OVERNIGHT IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE.
BREEZES WILL DECREASE SIGNIFICANTLY ON SUNDAY AS A RIDGE AXIS SAGS
SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS. A REINFORCING COLD FRONT WILL PUSH
THROUGH LATE MONDAY...RESULTING IN INCREASING NORTHWEST BREEZES
MONDAY NIGHT. PERIODS OF FRESH BREEZES WILL PERSIST THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF JANUARY
21...

30 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-250930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER AND BUTTONWOOD SOUNDS-
1008 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY
ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ032-035-250930-
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-
1008 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ042>044-250930-
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-
1008 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ052>055-072>075-250930-
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-
1008 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO
5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ033-034-250930-
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-
1008 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

BWC



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