Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1012 PM EST TUE JAN 27 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.

GMZ005-280930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1012 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...NORTHWEST TO NORTH BREEZES WILL FRESHEN LATE TONIGHT
WITH THE PASSAGE OF A REINFORCING COLD FRONT. A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM
OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WILL DROP SOUTHWARD WEDNESDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT...SUPPORTING FRESH NORTHEAST TO EAST BREEZES.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JANUARY TWENTY-FIRST...

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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GMZ031-280930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1012 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-280930-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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-
1012 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-280930-
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-
1012 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-280930-
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-
1012 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-280930-
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-
1012 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT ...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.

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