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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EST SAT DEC 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.

GMZ005-202130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM JUST EAST OF THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA WILL LINGER THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY. A COLD FRONT
WILL APPROACH THE FLORIDA KEYS TUESDAY AND WILL PASS THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
DECEMBER 19TH...

24 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 1 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY LIGHT...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 7 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-202130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD
SOUND-
1030 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS ROUGH.

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GMZ032-035-202130-
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-
1030 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET...AS HIGH AS 5 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH.

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GMZ042-043-044-202130-
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-
1030 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-202130-
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-
1030 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SPRINKLES POSSIBLE.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING WEST TO
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET...WITH THE HIGHEST SEAS ON THE
WESTERN STRAITS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
8 FEET...WITH THE HIGHEST SEAS ON THE WESTERN STRAITS. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-202130-
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-
1030 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...SHIFTING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.

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