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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 PM EST FRI FEB 5 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.

GMZ005-060330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT WILL LIE NEAR ANDROS ISLAND AND
MEANDER TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. MEANWHILE...AN AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS SATURDAY...BEFORE
LIFTING NORTHWARD INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN. THEREAFTER...HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD EASTWARD ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO SUNDAY NIGHT
AND MONDAY...WITH ANOTHER COLD FRONT APPROACHING OUR REGION ON
TUESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY
4...

53 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
13 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 3 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 4 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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GMZ031-052130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
430 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING LATE.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING EXTREMELY ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-052130-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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 EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
DEVELOPING LATE.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING
EXTREMELY ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND DECREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE BECOMING A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING VERY
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-052130-
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 EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS DEVELOPING LATE.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS ESPECIALLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING
EXTREMELY ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 3
TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-052130-
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 EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS DEVELOPING LATE.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-052130-
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 EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING LATE.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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