Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EST SAT JAN 31 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.

GMZ005-311530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
430 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS...BREEZES WILL FRESHEN THIS MORNING AS A COLD FRONT PASSES
THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED
OVER THE CAROLINAS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...BEFORE PROGRESSING
EASTWARD INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN SUNDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE
OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA SUNDAY NIGHT.
THIS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETREAT EASTWARD MONDAY. ANOTHER
COLD FRONT MAY PASS THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS MONDAY NIGHT. AN AREA
OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH THE MID ATLANTIC
UNITED STATES TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
WILL DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO WEDNESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JANUARY 30TH...

66 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
19 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
16 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 9 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 2 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-311530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND BARNES
SOUND-
430 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...
...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY NOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH BY MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST BY
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-311530-
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-
430 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...
...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY NOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST BY
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042-043-044-311530-
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-
430 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST
THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST BY
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-311530-
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-
430 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST
THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST BY
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-311530-
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-
430 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...BECOMING EAST THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST BY
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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