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FZUS52 KKEY 011421
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT WED OCT 1 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.

GMZ005-012030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
THE FLORIDA STRAITS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL
PROGRESS STEADILY SOUTHWARD DOWN THE FLORIDA PENINSULA FRIDAY NIGHT
AND SATURDAY...BEFORE STALLING IN THE VICINITY OF THE FLORIDA KEYS
LATE THIS WEEKEND.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
SEPTEMBER 29TH...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

$$

GMZ031-012030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD
SOUND-
1030 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY
SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ032-035-012030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ042-043-044-012030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-012030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ033-034-012030-
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-
1030 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$
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