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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT THU AUG 21 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.

GMZ005-212030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY...BEFORE
RETREATING EASTWARD SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
AUGUST 20TH...

24 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 8 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 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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GMZ031-212030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD
SOUND-
1030 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-212030-
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 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042-043-044-212030-
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 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-212030-
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 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-212030-
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 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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