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FZUS52 KKEY 242019
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 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.

GMZ005-250230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
430 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN PORTION OF
THE FLORIDA STRAITS WILL MOVE TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE BAHAMAS
TONIGHT. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH THE
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...BEFORE ENTERING
THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN MONDAY NIGHT. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES TUESDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
OCTOBER 24TH...

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
25 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
25 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
16 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.

$$

GMZ031-250230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD
SOUND-
430 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR
30 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS EVENING.
ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ032-035-250230-
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 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR
30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS THIS EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ042-043-044-250230-
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 EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR
30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS THIS EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-250230-
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 EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR
30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS EVENING. ISOLATED
SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ033-034-250230-
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 EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR
25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$






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