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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 242105 CCA
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
424 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

CORRECTED TO ADD SEAS IN THE STRAITS FIRST PERIOD

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
424 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

SYNOPSIS
AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER MOST OF THE
GULF OF MEXICO FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THE HIGH WILL MOVE EAST
OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TO THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC FRIDAY
THROUGH SUNDAY. PRESSURES FALLING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL RESULT
IN MODERATE SOUTHEASTERLIES EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 24...

36 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
25 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
29 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
27 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
17 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
12 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 6 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-
424 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

TONIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST 5
TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY
VARIABLE WINDS TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH CHOP.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



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-
424 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

TONIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ042>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-
424 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

TONIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY THROUGH AND SATURDAY
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.



GMZ052>055-072>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-
424 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

TONIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



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-
424 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

TONIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY
MOSTLY EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT.

SATURDAY NIGHT
WINDS BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.

SUNDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



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