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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EDT SUN APR 20 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.

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SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
430 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WELL EAST OF NORTH FLORIDA WILL
MOVE SLOWLY NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
TODAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO
MUCH OF THE GULF OF MEXICO AND FLORIDA PENINSULA NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
APRIL 18TH...

46 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
16 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
17 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
10 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD
SOUND-
430 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTH TO NORTHEAST. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
430 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
TO NORTHEAST LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST 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-
430 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP
TO CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
TO NORTHEAST LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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 EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
TO NORTHEAST LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 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
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 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 EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TODAY...MOSTLY NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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 EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TODAY...MOSTLY NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET
LATE.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
TO NORTHEAST AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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