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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 300820
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
420 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 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.

GMZ005-301430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
420 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

SYNOPSIS
A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PREVAIL TODAY THROUGH
SATURDAY ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF SEPTEMBER
29...

13 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
13 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
17 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 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.



GMZ031-301430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
420 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

TODAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ032-035-301430-
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-
420 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

TODAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS
LESS THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ042>044-301430-
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-
420 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

TODAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ052>055-072>075-301430-
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-
420 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

TODAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ033-034-301430-
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-
420 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

TODAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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

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

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.