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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 PM EST SAT DEC 20 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.

GMZ005-210930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM JUST EAST OF THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA WILL REMAIN IN PLACE OVERNIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. A
COLD FRONT WILL RAPIDLY PROGRESS EASTWARD ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...BEFORE PASSING THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS
LATE WEDNESDAY. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD THROUGH
THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
DECEMBER 19TH...

24 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 1 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY LIGHT...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 7 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-210930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD
SOUND-
1030 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST AND
DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH...
BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-210930-
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 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST AND
DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042-043-044-210930-
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 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST AND
DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-210930-
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 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST AND
DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.

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GMZ033-034-210930-
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 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST AND
DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.

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