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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1036 AM EST SAT FEB 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.

GMZ005-062130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1036 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH WILL STRENGTHEN OFF THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA
THIS AFTERNOON. THIS TROUGH WILL EVOLVE INTO A LOW NEAR THE NORTHERN
BAHAMAS TONIGHT...BEFORE ACCELERATING NORTHEASTWARD. THIS LOW WILL
PULL A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD EASTWARD ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO AND SOUTH FLORIDA
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY. A COLD FRONT SHOULD PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH
THE FLORIDA KEYS LATE MONDAY NIGHT OR TUESDAY MORNING.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
FEBRUARY 6TH...

53 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 5 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 3 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 9 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 5 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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GMZ031-062130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1036 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN
EARLY...THEN PERIODS OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY ROUGH. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-062130-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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-
1036 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY...THEN PERIODS OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING
EXTREMELY ROUGH. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 20
TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
EXTREMELY ROUGH...BECOMING VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-062130-
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-
1036 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN
EARLY...THEN PERIODS OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING
EXTREMELY ROUGH. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 20
TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
EXTREMELY ROUGH...BECOMING VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO
5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-062130-
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-
1036 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY...THEN PERIODS OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET...BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FEET. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 20
TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO
9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO
8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-062130-
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-
1036 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...
...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF RAIN
EARLY...THEN PERIODS OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET...BUILDING TO 9 TO 11 FEET. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 20
TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO
9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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