843  
FZUS52 KKEY 020222  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1030 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 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.  
 
GMZ005-020830-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
1030 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE FLORIDA  
KEYS OVERNIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. A WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE AXIS WILL  
EXTEND ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY  
NIGHT.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT AS OF  
AUGUST FIRST...  
 
16 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
12 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
14 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
28 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
29 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
12 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
16 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.  
7 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-020830-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
1030 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
MOSTLY EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A  
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY  
SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10  
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-020830-  
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 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
MOSTLY EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS  
LESS THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1  
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-020830-  
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 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
MOSTLY EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1  
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS  
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS  
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-020830-  
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 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
MAINLY EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS  
2 FEET OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET  
OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10  
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-020830-  
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 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014  
   
OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS
 
BECOMING EAST 5 TO  
10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1  
FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10  
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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