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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EDT WED APR 16 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.

GMZ005-161430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK FRONT WILL FALL APART OVER THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA
TODAY. A SPRAWLING HIGH PRESSURE CELL WILL EXTEND FROM NEW ENGLAND TO
THE GULF OF MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. A LOW PRESSURE
AREA THEN WILL DEVELOP FROM THE NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO TO THE
ATLANTIC NORTH OF THE BAHAMAS FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. ANOTHER HIGH
PRESSURE CELL WILL MOVE ACROSS THE EASTERN UNITED SATURDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 14...

66 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
17 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 1 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 3 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 8 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

$$

GMZ031-161430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING SOUTH.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...
BECOMING NORTH. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ032-035-161430-
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 WED APR 16 2014

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING SOUTH.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...
BECOMING NORTH. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ042>044-161430-
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 WED APR 16 2014

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTH TO
NORTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING SOUTH.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...
BECOMING NORTH. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ052>054-072>074-161430-
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 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-
430 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS...THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET
EARLY...BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET...WITH HIGHEST SEAS IN THE GULF
STREAM SOUTH OF THE LOWER KEYS. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING SOUTH.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...
BECOMING NORTH. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ055-075-161430-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
430 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
DUE TO WEST SWELLS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING SOUTH.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...
BECOMING NORTH. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ033-034-161430-
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 WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
DUE TO WEST SWELLS...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING SOUTH.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...
BECOMING NORTH. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

KASPER








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