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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 221413
CWFKEY

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

GMZ005-222030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

SYNOPSIS
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY...BEFORE
RETREATING EASTWARD SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
AUGUST 20TH...

24 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 8 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 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.



GMZ031-222030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD
SOUND-
1030 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ032-035-222030-
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 22 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ042-043-044-222030-
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 22 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-222030-
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 22 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ033-034-222030-
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 22 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.


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