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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EST THU DEC 18 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.

GMZ005-181530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A BROAD HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE
FLORIDA KEYS TODAY THROUGH MONDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
17...

14 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 3 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 1 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 3 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 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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GMZ031-181530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING VARIABLE AND
DECREASING TO NEAR 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP
EARLY...BECOMING SMOOTH BY AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-181530-
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 THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-181530-
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 THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHEAST AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-181530-
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 THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-181530-
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 THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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