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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1008 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 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.

GMZ005-252030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1008 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH
THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES TODAY THROUGH MONDAY. THIS HIGH WILL
SPREAD EASTWARD INTO THE ATLANTIC OVER THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
OCTOBER 24...

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
25 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
25 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 8 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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GMZ031-252030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1008 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-252030-
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-
1008 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AS WINDS AND SEAS SUBSIDE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-252030-
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-
1008 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AS WINDS AND SEAS SUBSIDE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-252030-
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-
1008 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-252030-
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-
1008 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AS WINDS AND SEAS SUBSIDE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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