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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1032 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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.

GMZ005-282130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1032 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A LARGE AND STRONG REGION OF HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED IN THE
OHIO VALLEY AND MID ATLANTIC STATES THIS MORNING WILL MOVE SWIFTLY
EASTWARD AND ACROSS THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY. ANOTHER AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW A SIMILAR
PATH MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY
26...

50 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
26 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
22 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 4 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 5 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 6 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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GMZ031-282130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1032 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-282130-
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-
1032 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR  15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-282130-
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-
1032 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ052>054-072>075-282130-
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-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
1032 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-055-282130-
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-
1032 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST
LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. AREAS OF DENSE FOG WITH VISIBILITIES LOCALLY
BELOW A HALF MILE.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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KASPER



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