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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1046 PM EST TUE NOV 25 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.

GMZ005-261000-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1046 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE WILL LIE NEAR SOUTH FLORIDA AND
THE KEYS...WHILE A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS AND MOVES
ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA TONIGHT AND INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC
OCEAN WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL TRACK THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST GULF
OF MEXICO TONIGHT...BEFORE PASSING THROUGH OUR REGION WEDNESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF NOVEMBER
24...

64 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
46 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
32 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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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1046 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS..INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
NORTH NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS
ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE-
1046 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST TO NORTH AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS 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 THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON
SHOAL OUT TO 5 FATHOMS-
1046 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHWEST TO NORTH AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP EARLY...BECOMING VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...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 THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 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-
1046 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST TO NORTH AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS. 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 THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
1046 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
NORTH AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY BEFORE NOON. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. 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 THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. 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 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-
1046 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
NORTH AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5
TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5
TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...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 THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 5 TO 7 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-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
1046 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2
TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTH
AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY BY MID MORNING. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7
TO 10 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4
TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...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 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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