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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

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.

GMZ005-241530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER SOUTHERN LOUISIANA THIS MORNING
WILL MIGRATE SOUTHEAST TODAY...REACHING THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO LATE TONIGHT. AS A RESULT...WINDS WILL DECREASE RATHER
ABRUPTLY TODAY...BUT ALREADY DEVELOPED SEAS WILL SLOWER TO LET
DOWN. THEREAFTER...A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL REMAIN IN PLACE
TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...WITH EXCELLENT BOATING
CONDITIONS. FRESHENING BREEZES EXPECTED AGAIN FRIDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT.

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

32 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 8 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
28 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
27 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 4 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-241530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

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

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH...BECOMING A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST LATE. BAY WATERS BECOMING
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST TO SOUTHEAST. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-241530-
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-
430 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

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

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST LATE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST TO SOUTHEAST. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-241530-
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-
430 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST LATE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST TO SOUTHEAST. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
430 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4
TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
TO NORTHEAST LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST TO SOUTHEAST. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-241530-
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-
430 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
TO NORTHEAST LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST LATE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH.
SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS
INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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FUTTERMAN


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