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   GMZ005-180430-  Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas  433 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020      .SYNOPSIS...A sudden wind increase will follow the passage of a  cold front that will move southwest through the Keys waters late  this afternoon and this evening. Strong and near-gale northeast  breezes are expected through Saturday. A high pressure ridge axis  will sag down through South Florida late Saturday and early  Sunday. The next cold frontal passage is expected over the Keys  coastal waters on Monday.    The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of  January 16...    7 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.  1 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal the Marquesas Keys.  1 NM South of Sand Key Key West.  Less than 1 NM South of Looe Big Pine Key.  1 NM South of Sombrero Key Marathon.  2 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Islamorada.  2 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Key Largo.  2 NM East of Carysfort Reef Ocean Reef.    Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.    $$
   GMZ042>044-180430-  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-  433 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020    SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT    TONIGHT  Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 25  to 30 knots this evening. Seas 2 to 4 feet, building to 5 to 8  feet. Nearshore waters choppy, becoming extremely rough. Scattered  showers in the evening, then isolated showers after midnight.  SATURDAY  East winds 25 to 30 knots decreasing to near 20 knots  in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet in  the afternoon. Nearshore waters very rough. Isolated showers.  SATURDAY NIGHT  East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots,  decreasing to near 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet, subsiding to 2 to 4  feet. Nearshore waters choppy, becoming a moderate chop. Isolated  showers.  SUNDAY  Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to near 10  knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet, subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore  waters a light to moderate chop, becoming a light chop. Isolated  showers.  SUNDAY NIGHT  East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.  Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers.  MONDAY  Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest  to north 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 3 feet. West of  Cosgrove Shoal Light, seas building to 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore  waters smooth to a light chop, becoming a light to moderate chop.  Scattered showers.  MONDAY NIGHT  North winds 15 to 20 knots, increasing to near 20  knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet, except 6 to 8 feet west of Cosgrove  Shoal Light. Nearshore waters choppy, becoming rough. Isolated  showers.  TUESDAY  North winds 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to near 20 knots.  Seas 2 to 5 feet, except 5 to 8 feet west of Cosgrove Shoal  Light. Nearshore waters very rough, becoming rough. Isolated  showers.  TUESDAY NIGHT  North to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas  2 to 5 feet. Nearshore waters choppy.  WEDNESDAY  Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.  Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.  WEDNESDAY NIGHT  Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas  2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.    $$

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