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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 122109
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
409 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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.

GMZ005-130330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
409 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

SYNOPSIS
HIGH SURFACE PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ALIGNED ACROSS THE
EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND THE FLORIDA PENINSULA THROUGH SATURDAY. A
WEAK FRONT GETS BRIDGED BY REINFORCING HIGH PRESSURE FROM THE NORTH BY
EARLY SUNDAY. ANOTHER FRONT PUSHES THROUGH THE KEYS AND SURROUNDING
WATERS BY LATE TUESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY
ELEVENTH...

52 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 3 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.
 2 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.



GMZ031-130330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
409 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTH TO NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.



GMZ032-035-130330-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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-
409 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH TO
NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.



GMZ042>044-130330-
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-
409 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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

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

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.



GMZ052>055-072>075-130330-
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-
409 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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



GMZ033-034-130330-
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-
409 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

TONIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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



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