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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1007 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

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.

GMZ005-042130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1007 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WILL SPREAD
INTO THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC THROUGH TUESDAY. LOW PRESSURE OVER
THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. A WEAKER PRESSURE PATTERN WILL
PREVAIL WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL RACE ACROSS THE
GULF OF MEXICO THURSDAY NIGHT.

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

19 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 6 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 6 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 2 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-042130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1007 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-042130-
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-
1007 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...AS
HIGH AS 4 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-042130-
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-
1007 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-042130-
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-
1007 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-042130-
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-
1007 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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BWC



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