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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 PM EDT THU SEP 18 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.

GMZ005-190230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 PM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS WILL SUPPORT LIGHT AND VARIABLE BREEZES
THROUGH SATURDAY. A RIDGE MAY BEGIN TO BUILD BACK OVER THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA THEREAFTER.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF SEPTEMBER
17...

20 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.
13 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
17 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
11 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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GMZ031-190230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 PM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-190230-
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 THU SEP 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-190230-
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 THU SEP 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-190230-
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 THU SEP 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-190230-
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 THU SEP 18 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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