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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EST MON JAN 26 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.

GMZ005-261530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
430 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL PLOW SOUTHEASTWARD AND CLEAR OUR REGION THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...RESULTING IN A PERIOD OF STRONG WEST NORTHWEST
BREEZES THIS AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT. THEREAFTER...HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD INTO THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JANUARY TWENTY-FIRST...

30 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.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 1 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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GMZ031-261530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER AND BUTTONWOOD SOUNDS-
430 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS BY
MID MORNING. WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS
THIS AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING EXTREMELY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS
TOWARD MORNING. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-261530-
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-
430 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS BY
MID MORNING. WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING EXTREMELY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.

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GMZ042-043-044-261530-
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 MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS BY MID MORNING...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING
EXTREMELY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING
A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-261530-
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 MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO
5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS
TOWARD MORNING. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-261530-
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 MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS
LATE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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