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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 PM EDT MON OCT 20 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.

GMZ005-210230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A SLOWLY DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE BAY OF
CAMPECHE WILL MOVE STEADILY EASTWARD TOWARD THE FLORIDA KEYS...
TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF OCTOBER 20...

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
25 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
25 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 8 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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GMZ031-210230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-210230-
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 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-210230-
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 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-210230-
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 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-210230-
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 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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