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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT THU OCT 30 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.

GMZ005-302030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PREVAIL THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO FRIDAY. THIS COLD FRONT WILL LIKELY PASS THROUGH THE FLORIDA
KEYS FRIDAY NIGHT. A RATHER STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD
ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
OCTOBER 29TH...

36 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 LESS THAN 1 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.
 LESS THAN 1 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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GMZ031-302030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD
SOUND-
1030 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...
BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-302030-
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 THU OCT 30 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH
GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ042-043-044-302030-
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 THU OCT 30 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH...BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH
GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-302030-
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 THU OCT 30 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO
7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH
GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS
5 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-302030-
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 THU OCT 30 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS BY NOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH
GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS
5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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