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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
804 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

INCREASED WINDS FOR TODAY

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.

GMZ005-281430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
804 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

.SYNOPSIS...THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE WILL EXPAND ACROSS THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA THROUGH FRIDAY...RESULTING IN FRESH EASTERLY BREEZES
THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. BREEZES MAY SLACKEN ON MONDAY AND MONDAY
NIGHT.

THE GULF STREAM INFORMATION IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

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GMZ031-281430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
804 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-281430-
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-
804 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-281430-
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-
804 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-281430-
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-
804 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-281430-
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-
804 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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