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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT WED APR 23 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.

GMZ005-232030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER MOST OF THE
GULF OF MEXICO FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THE HIGH WILL MOVE EAST
OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TO THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC FRIDAY
THROUGH SUNDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 23...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-232030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1030 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
TO WEST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATER THIS AFTERNOON. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHWEST TO NORTH AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY..VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS FRIDAY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-232030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE LATE. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
FRIDAY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042-232030-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT TO THE REEF-
1030 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
TO WEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER 300 PM. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT OR LESS EARLY...BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHWEST TO NORTH AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
FRIDAY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ043-044-232030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST
TO NORTH AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
FRIDAY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-232030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS FRIDAY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-232030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...MOSTLY NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS FRIDAY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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