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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 010836
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
436 AM EDT SAT NOV 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.

GMZ005-011430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
436 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

SYNOPSIS
A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE KEYS THIS AFTERNOON. A
STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA
SUNDAY...THEN INTO THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF
THE WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
OCTOBER 31ST...

53 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
19 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 4 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 LESS THAN 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.



GMZ031-011430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
436 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


TODAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY THIS AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.

TONIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR
30 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.

SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTH TO
NORTHEAST AND DECREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING
A MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH.

MONDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.



GMZ032-035-011430-
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-
436 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


TODAY
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING VERY ROUGH.

TONIGHT
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.

SUNDAY
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.



GMZ042>044-011430-
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-
436 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


TODAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET IN
THE AFTERNOON. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.

TONIGHT
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.

SUNDAY
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO
25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.



GMZ052>055-072>075-011430-
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-
436 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


TODAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.

TONIGHT
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5
TO 8 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS MONDAY.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ033-034-011430-
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-
436 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


TODAY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET WITH A NORTHWESTERLY SWELL.

TONIGHT
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
8 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.