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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1017 PM EDT THU OCT 30 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.

GMZ005-310830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1017 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PREVAIL TONIGHT. A COLD
FRONT WILL PROGRESS SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO
FRIDAY. THIS COLD FRONT WILL LIKELY MOVE THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS
FRIDAY EVENING...FOLLOWED BY THE PASSAGE OF A SECONDARY COLD FRONT
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD ACROSS
THE FLORIDA PENINSULA LATE THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
OCTOBER 29TH...

36 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 LESS THAN 1 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.
 LESS THAN 1 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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GMZ031-310830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1017 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP...BECOMING  A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...
BECOMING ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25
KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25
KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...
WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-310830-
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-
1017 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING VERY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...
WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-310830-
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-
1017 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING TO AROUND
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING VERY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...
WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-310830-
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-
1017 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...
WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-310830-
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-
1017 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...
WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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