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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

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.

GMZ005-051530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE AREA OVER THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC WILL
WEAKEN GRADUALLY TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY...AS AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE
MIGRATE ALONG THE NORTHERN GULF AND SOUTHEAST ATLANTIC COASTS.
THEREAFTER...AN ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL EXPAND SOUTHWARD ACROSS MUCH OF
THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN UNITED STATES...WITH A COLD FRONT POSSIBLY
REACHING THE FLORIDA KEYS BY FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
3...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-051530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

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

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GMZ032-035-051530-
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-
430 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-051530-
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-
430 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING VARIABLE NEAR
10 KNOTS OR LESS BY LATE AFTERNOON. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP BY LATE
AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-051530-
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-
430 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING VARIABLE NEAR
10 KNOTS OR LESS BY LATE AFTERNOON. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-051530-
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-
430 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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KASPER



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