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   GMZ005-200430-  Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas  429 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020      .SYNOPSIS....A ridge of high pressure over South Florida will  dissipate over the coastal waters of the Florida Keys Thursday. A  cold front will arrive Friday, with a northerly wind shift  preceding the front Thursday night. Freshening northerly breezes  will become strong late Friday and Friday night. Fresh to strong,  northeast to east breezes are expected Saturday through Sunday.  Winds will slacken gradually by Monday.    The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of  February 15...    14 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.  14 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.  9 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.  15 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.  9 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.  1 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.  5 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.  6 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.    Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.    $$
   GMZ042>044-200430-  Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out to the reef-  Hawk Channel from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge out  to the reef-  Hawk Channel from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal  out to the reef-  429 PM EST Wed Feb 19 2020    TONIGHT  East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore  waters a light to moderate chop.  THURSDAY  East to southeast winds decreasing to 5 to 10 knots.  Seas 1 to 2 feet, subsiding to around 1 foot. Nearshore waters  becoming smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.  THURSDAY NIGHT  East winds near 5 knots, becoming northwest to  north and increasing to near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot.  Nearshore waters smooth, becoming a light chop. Isolated showers.  FRIDAY  Northwest to north winds near 10 knots, becoming north  and increasing to near 20 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet, building to 2  to 3 feet in the afternoon. Nearshore waters a light chop,  becoming rough. Isolated showers.  FRIDAY NIGHT  North to northeast winds near 25 knots. Seas 3 to  4 feet, except 5 to 7 feet west of Cosgrove Shoal Light.  Nearshore waters extremely rough. Isolated showers.  SATURDAY  North to northeast winds 20 to 25 knots, becoming  northeast and decreasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 5 feet.  Nearshore waters very rough, becoming choppy. Isolated showers.  SATURDAY NIGHT  Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas  2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.  SUNDAY  East winds near 20 knots, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots.  Seas 3 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters rough, becoming choppy.  Isolated showers.  SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY  East to southeast winds 15 to 20  knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated  showers.  MONDAY NIGHT  Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.  Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.    $$

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