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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 011424
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT FRI AUG 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 FRI AUG 1 2014

SYNOPSIS
A WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL LIE JUST NORTH OF THE
KEYS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT AS OF
AUGUST FIRST...

16 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
12 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
28 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
29 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
12 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
16 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 7 NM E 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 FRI AUG 1 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.

TONIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT 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 FRI AUG 1 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.

TONIGHT AND SATURDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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

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

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ042>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 FRI AUG 1 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.

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

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ052>055-072>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 FRI AUG 1 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET
OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST 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 FRI AUG 1 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.



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