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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 PM EST SUN JAN 25 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.

GMZ005-260330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
430 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A FRACTURED RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRETCH ACROSS
SOUTH FLORIDA THIS EVENING...RESULTING IN LIGHT TO GENTLE BREEZES.
FRESHENING WESTERLY BREEZES WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY
MORNING AS A REINFORCING COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE FLORIDA KEYS. A
PERIOD OF STRONG NORTHWEST BREEZES ARE LIKELY MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
MONDAY NIGHT IN WAKE OF THE PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT FRONT.
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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GMZ031-260330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER AND BUTTONWOOD SOUNDS-
430 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS BY NOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING
EXTREMELY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY
ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY NOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.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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GMZ032-035-260330-
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 EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS BY NOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET...BUILDING
TO 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING EXTREMELY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY NOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING
CHOPPY.
.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.

$$

GMZ042-043-044-260330-
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 EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND INCREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS BY NOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING EXTREMELY ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY NOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING
CHOPPY.
.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 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS 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.

$$

GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-260330-
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 EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND INCREASING
TO NEAR 15 AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS BY NOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO
5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY NOON. 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 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ033-034-260330-
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 EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 3
TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 25 KNOTS IN THE MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY NOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 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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