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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
439 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

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.

GMZ005-141530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
439 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER OHIO WILL MOVE TO THE MID
ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT...THEN INTO THE NORTHWEST ATLANTIC BY MONDAY
NIGHT. LOW PRESSURE MOVING UP THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY WILL SWING A
COLD FRONT ACROSS KEYS WATERS AGAIN LATE TUESDAY. ANOTHER RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ON WEDNESDAY WILL BUILD
ACROSS THE NORTHEAST STATES BY THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY
ELEVENTH...

52 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 3 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 6 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-141530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
439 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
BECOMING ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
NORTHWEST LATE. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ032-035-141530-
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-
439 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
NORTHWEST LATE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ042>044-141530-
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-
439 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
TO NORTHWEST LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP
TO CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-141530-
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-
439 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
TO NORTHWEST LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-141530-
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-
439 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST DECREASING TO WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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FUTTERMAN


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