Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
438 PM EST FRI DEC 9 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.

GMZ005-100330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
438 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL REMAIN IN THE FLORIDA STRAITS
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...POSSIBLY MOVING NORTH ACROSS THE FLORIDA
KEYS BY SUNDAY. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTH CENTRAL UNITED
STATES WILL SLIDE EASTWARD TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...WEAKENING BY
SUNDAY NIGHT AS THE CENTER MOVES OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST. A WEAKER
PRESSURE PATTERN WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS FOR THE
FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK.

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

22 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 7 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 7 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 8 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 9 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 7 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 4 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-100330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
438 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-100330-
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-
438 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...AS
HIGH AS 6 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...AS
HIGH AS 6 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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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-
438 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.


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GMZ052>055-072>075-100330-
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-
438 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO
11 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-100330-
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-
438 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 9 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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FUTTERMAN



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