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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EST TUE DEC 6 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.

GMZ005-061530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE AREA OVER THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC
WILL WEAKEN TODAY AND TONIGHT...AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SHIFTS
EASTWARD BETWEEN THE CAROLINAS AND BERMUDA. AN ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL
EXPAND SOUTHWARD ACROSS MUCH OF THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN UNITED STATES
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...WITH A COLD FRONT LIKELY REACHING THE
FLORIDA KEYS BY THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY. A PERIOD OF STRONG
NORTHEAST TO EAST BREEZES LOOKS INCREASINGLY LIKELY FOR FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
6...

32 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
22 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
16 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
13 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
10 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 7 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 4 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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GMZ031-061530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.TODAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS BECOMING
EAST IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
TO NORTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-061530-
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 DEC 6 2016

.TODAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT...BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET
LATE. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-061530-
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 DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE CHOPPY EARLY...BECOMING
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-061530-
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 DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS BY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET EARLY...SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST TO EAST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS
5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-061530-
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 DEC 6 2016

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

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS
5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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KASPER


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