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FZUS52 KKEY 170830
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EDT THU APR 17 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.

GMZ005-171430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE CELL WILL EXTEND FROM NEW ENGLAND
TO FLORIDA TODAY. LOCAL BREEZES ACROSS FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS
WILL FRESHEN THIS EVENING AS A WEAK LOW PRESSURE AREA DEVELOPS OVER
THE GULF OF MEXICO. THE LOW PRESSURE AREA THEN WILL MOVE GRADUALLY
EASTWARD OVER NORTH FLORIDA ON FRIDAY...EMERGING OVER THE WESTERN
NORTH ATLANTIC FRIDAY NIGHT. BOTH WIND DIRECTION AND WIND SPEED
ACROSS KEYS COASTAL WATERS LIKELY WILL UNDERGO SEVERAL CHANGES
DURING THE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY TIME FRAME. A CONTINENTAL HIGH
PRESSURE AREA WILL BUILD SOUTH OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND
FLORIDA PENINSULA SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 16...

54 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
17 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
10 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

$$

GMZ031-171430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP
EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP EARLY...BECOMING CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY AND MONDAY
NIGHT.

$$

GMZ032-035-171430-
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-
430 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 1
FOOT OR LESS IN THE AFTERNOON. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY EARLY...
BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...BECOMING
WEST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET EARLY...
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP EARLY...
BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

$$

GMZ042>044-171430-
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 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
2 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY EARLY...BECOMING A
LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP EARLY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP TO
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

$$

GMZ052>055-072>075-171430-
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 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET EARLY...
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET DUE
TO EAST SWELLS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY AND MONDAY
NIGHT.

$$

GMZ033-034-171430-
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 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET DUE TO NORTHWEST
SWELLS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
SOUTH AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET EARLY...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY AND MONDAY
NIGHT.

$$

KASPER








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