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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1025 AM EDT FRI SEP 19 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.

GMZ005-192030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1025 AM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS WILL SUPPORT MOSTLY LIGHT AND VARIABLE
BREEZES THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. A RIDGE MAY BEGIN TO BUILD BACK OVER
THE FLORIDA PENINSULA THEREAFTER.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF SEPTEMBER
17...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-192030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1025 AM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ032-035-192030-
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-
1025 AM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-192030-
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-
1025 AM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-192030-
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-
1025 AM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-192030-
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-
1025 AM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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