238  
FZUS52 KKEY 312150 CCA  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS...CORRECTED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
433 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 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.  
 
GMZ005-010230-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
433 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE KEYS  
THIS EVENING...FOLLOWED BY THE PASSAGE OF A SECONDARY COLD FRONT  
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD ACROSS  
THE FLORIDA PENINSULA LATE THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF  
OCTOBER 31ST...  
 
53 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
19 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
8 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
4 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
2 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
0 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
0 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.  
0 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-010230-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
433 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
 
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY
 
 
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS  
CHOPPY.   
SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO NEAR 20  
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.   
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
 
WITH GUSTS NEAR 30  
KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.   
SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY
 
BECOMING NORTH TO  
NORTHEAST AND DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY  
ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20  
KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.   
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20  
TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-010230-  
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE  
BRIDGE-  
433 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
 
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY
 
 
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.   
SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25  
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY  
ROUGH.   
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
 
WITH GUSTS NEAR 30  
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.   
SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY
 
DECREASING  
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY  
ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO  
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.   
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25  
KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ035-010230-  
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON  
SHOAL OUT TO 5 FATHOMS-  
433 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS
 
   
..ADDITIONAL SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS EXPECTED SATURDAY
 
 
   
TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO NEAR 20  
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS  
CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.   
SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25  
KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY ROUGH.   
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
 
WITH GUSTS NEAR 30  
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.   
SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY
 
DECREASING  
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.    
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.   
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25  
KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-010230-  
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-  
433 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
 
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY
 
 
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.    
SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25  
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS  
CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY ROUGH.   
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
 
WITH GUSTS NEAR 30  
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.   
SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY
 
DECREASING  
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.   
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25  
KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-010230-  
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-  
433 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
 
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY
 
 
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25  
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.   
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
 
WITH GUSTS NEAR 30  
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.   
SUNDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.   
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 7  
FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20  
TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-010230-  
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-  
433 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5  
FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.   
SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25  
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.   
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS
 
WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30  
KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET IN A NORTHWEST SWELL.   
SUNDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET  
EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.   
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO  
6 FEET.   
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20  
TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
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