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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EST SAT DEC 27 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.

GMZ005-271530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND FROM THE CAROLINAS INTO THE
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND GRADUALLY WEAKEN AND
SHIFT FURTHER INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER
22...

24 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 1 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY LIGHT...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 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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GMZ031-271530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MAINLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-271530-
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 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP
EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF FOG THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MAINLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-271530-
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 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MAINLY EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052-053-072-073-271530-
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 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-
430 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MAINLY EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ054-055-074-075-271530-
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 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 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THIS AFTERNOON FOR INCREASING
WINDS...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MAINLY EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-271530-
GULF WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE 20 TO 60 NM OUT
AND BEYOND 5 FATHOMS-
430 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THIS MORNING...BECOMING
EAST. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. AREAS OF FOG EARLY...MAINLY OVER GULF WATERS
NORTH OF KEY WEST BEYOND 5 FATHOMS.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ034-271530-
GULF OF MEXICO INCLUDING DRY TORTUGAS AND REBECCA SHOAL CHANNEL-
430 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.TODAY..EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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