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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1022 PM EST WED DEC 7 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.

GMZ005-080930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1022 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...AN ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL EXPAND SOUTHWARD ACROSS MUCH OF
THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN UNITED STATES TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. AHEAD OF
THIS SYSTEM...A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE
FLORIDA KEYS AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS. A COLD FRONT LIKELY WILL
REACH THE FLORIDA KEYS THURSDAY NIGHT RESULTING IN STRONG NORTHEAST
TO EAST BREEZES FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
7...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-080930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1022 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED THURSDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-080930-
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 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED THURSDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...AS HIGH AS 5 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...AS HIGH AS 5 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS
VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATER VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-080930-
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 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED THURSDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY 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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GMZ052>055-072>075-080930-
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 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED THURSDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO
10 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
6 TO 8 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-080930-
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 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LIKELY WILL BE REQUIRED THURSDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING
QUICKLY TO 5 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5
TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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