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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
438 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 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.

GMZ005-311430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
438 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE
KEYS TODAY AND THIS EVENING...FOLLOWED BY THE PASSAGE OF A SECONDARY COLD
FRONT SATURDAY AFTERNOON. A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD
ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA LATE THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
OCTOBER 29TH...

36 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 LESS THAN 1 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-
438 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS AROUND 25 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS AROUND 25
KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR
20 KNOTS....WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. 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-
438 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20
TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING VERY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY ROUGH. 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-
438 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING TO AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20
TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING VERY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY 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 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-
438 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20
TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS
5 TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-311430-
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-
438 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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