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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
438 AM EST SUN NOV 23 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.

GMZ005-231530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
438 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OFF OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC
STATES THIS MORNING WILL GRADUALLY SLIDE EASTWARD THROUGH TONIGHT.
MODERATE TO FRESH WINDS THROUGH THIS EVENING WILL BECOME GENTLE
BREEZES MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER STRONG HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD ACROSS TEXAS AND THE NORTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO
COAST ON WEDNESDAY...PUSHING ANOTHER COLD FRONT RAPIDLY THROUGH THE KEYS
DURING THE MORNING. AS A RESULT...STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL PUSH ACROSS
ALL KEYS WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

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

67 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
33 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
17 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 8 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 6 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 LESS THAN 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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GMZ031-231530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
438 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ032-035-231530-
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-
438 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ042>044-231530-
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-
438 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS SUBSIDE...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH NEAR 5 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-231530-
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-
438 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-231530-
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-
438 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST TO NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO
4 TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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