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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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.

GMZ005-011530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
430 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE NEAR THE CAROLINAS WILL
PROGRESS EASTWARD INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN TODAY. AN ATLANTIC
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA TONIGHT.
THIS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETREAT EASTWARD MONDAY. A COLD
FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS MONDAY NIGHT. AN AREA OF
HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH THE MID ATLANTIC UNITED
STATES TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL
DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO WEDNESDAY. THIS AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE SHOULD PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH THE NORTHERN GULF OF
MEXICO WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SHOULD
PASS EASTWARD OVER CENTRAL FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JANUARY 30TH...

66 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
19 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
16 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 9 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 2 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-011530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND BARNES
SOUND-
430 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY NOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH BY
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO WEST
TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-011530-
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-
430 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY NOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH BY
MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO WEST
TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042-043-044-011530-
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-
430 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY NOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH BY
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO WEST
TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-011530-
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-
430 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 25
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH BY
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO WEST
TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-011530-
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-
430 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY NOON. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH BY
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO WEST
TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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