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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1020 PM EST SAT DEC 3 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.

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SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1020 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDING TOWARD THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED
STATES WILL SPREAD INTO THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC THROUGH MONDAY
NIGHT. LOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL MOVE EAST
ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. A WEAKER
PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PREVAIL WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A COLD
FRONT WILL APPROACH SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS LATE THURSDAY
AND THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
THIRD...

19 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 6 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 6 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 LESS THAN 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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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1020 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE 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-
1020 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
1020 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MAINLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
1020 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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-
1020 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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