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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
435 AM EST MON NOV 24 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.

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SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
435 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL WEAKEN OVER THE
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC...WHILE A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM EVOLVES ACROSS
THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN UNITED STATES. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS
THE GULF OF MEXICO TODAY AND TUESDAY...LIKELY SWEEPING THROUGH THE
FLORIDA KEYS AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS ON WEDNESDAY. STRONG NORTH
TO NORTHEAST BREEZES ARE LIKELY IN THE WAKE OF THIS COLD FRONT
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF NOVEMBER
21...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
435 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST EARLY IN THE MORNING. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

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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-
435 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
NORTH NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS BUILDING TO
2 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.

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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-
435 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO
2 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.

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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-
435 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
10 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.

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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-
435 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING
TO 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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