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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 220830
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EDT WED OCT 22 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.

GMZ005-221430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

SYNOPSIS
THE COMBINATION OF A CONTINENTAL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM
CENTERED OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES AND A TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE
AREA CENTERED NEAR THE YUCATAN WILL MAINTAIN A RICH VEIN OF TROPICAL
MOISTURE INTO THE FLORIDA KEYS TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. A NEARLY
STATIONARY FRONTAL ZONE JUST NORTH OF THE FLORIDA KEYS WILL PROVIDE
THE FOCUS FOR SEVERAL EPISODES OF HEAVY RAIN OVER SOUTHERN FLORIDA
DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE FRONTAL ZONE WILL MERGE WITH THE
TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE AREA IN THE VICINITY OF THE FLORIDA KEYS FRIDAY
THROUGH SATURDAY...RESULTING IN FRESHENING NORTHEAST TO EAST BREEZES
ACROSS ALL FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF OCTOBER
20...

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.



GMZ031-221430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

TODAY
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. PERIODS
OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ032-035-221430-
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 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

TODAY
EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. PERIODS OF RAIN AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.



GMZ042>044-221430-
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 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

TODAY
EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. PERIODS OF RAIN AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ052>055-072>075-221430-
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 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

TODAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PERIODS OF
RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. PERIODS OF
RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ033-034-221430-
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 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

TODAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. PERIODS OF
RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



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