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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT SAT AUG 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.

GMZ005-232030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA THIS AFTERNOON...BEFORE RETREATING EASTWARD
TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. LOW PRESSURE CURRENTLY IN THE VICINITY OF
HISPANIOLA IS EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN WHILE LIFTING NORTHWESTWARD
ACROSS THE BAHAMAS THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
AUGUST TWENTY-SECOND...

24 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 8 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 4 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.
 2 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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GMZ031-232030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1030 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-232030-
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-
1030 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-232030-
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-
1030 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-232030-
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-
1030 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-232030-
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-
1030 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS AROUND
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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