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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1017 PM EST SAT FEB 13 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.

GMZ005-140930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1017 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE CURRENTLY ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS WILL
SPILL EAST INTO THE MID ATLANTIC STATES BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THEN
INTO THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC MONDAY NIGHT. FRESH BREEZES ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS ALL COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA KEYS TONIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. A WEAK COLD FRONT SHOULD APPROACH THE FLORIDA
KEYS TUESDAY OR TUESDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY
ELEVENTH...

52 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 3 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 6 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-140930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1017 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ032-035-140930-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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-
1017 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

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

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GMZ042>044-140930-
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-
1017 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-140930-
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-
1017 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET THURSDAY.

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GMZ033-034-140930-
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-
1017 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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BWC



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