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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
431 AM EST THU JAN 29 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.

GMZ005-291530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
431 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER CENTRAL FLORIDA WILL SLIDE SOUTHWARD
TONIGHT AND STILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE KEYS DURING FRIDAY. A STRONGER
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED
STATES FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE ANOTHER LOW
PRESSURE DEVELOPS OVER THE NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EVENTUALLY MOVING ANOTHER WEAK COOL FRONT
ACROSS THE KEYS EARLY NEXT WEEK.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

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GMZ031-291530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
431 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHEAST TO EAST AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-291530-
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-
431 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST
TO EAST AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-291530-
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-
431 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST
AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-291530-
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-
431 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST
AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-291530-
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-
431 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST
TO EAST AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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