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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EST THU NOV 27 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.

GMZ005-272130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE SOUTHEAST UNITED
STATES AND GULF OF MEXICO...RESULTING IN FRESH TO STRONG WINDS FOR
THE BALANCE OF THIS WEEK AND INTO NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF NOVEMBER
26...

63 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
47 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
33 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
11 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 6 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 1 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-272130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1030 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20
TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY LATE. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
VERY ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY
EARLY...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS
VERY ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS BEGINNING SUNDAY.

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GMZ032-272130-
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE-
1030 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING
CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS
BEGINNING SUNDAY.

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GMZ035-272130-
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON
SHOAL OUT TO 5 FATHOMS-
1030 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS BEGINNING SUNDAY.

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GMZ042-043-272130-
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-
1030 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY
ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS BEGINNING
SUNDAY.

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GMZ044-272130-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
1030 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS BEGINNING
SUNDAY.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-272130-
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 EST THU NOV 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
5 TO 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5
TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5
TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-272130-
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 EST THU NOV 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS BEGINNING SUNDAY.

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