416  
FZUS52 KKEY 220321  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1021 PM EST SUN DEC 21 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.  
 
GMZ005-220930-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
1021 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A WEAK HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM JUST EAST OF THE FLORIDA  
PENINSULA WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT  
WILL MOVE QUICKLY EASTWARD ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO TUESDAY AND  
TUESDAY NIGHT...BEFORE PASSING THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS LATE  
WEDNESDAY. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD THROUGH THE  
NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DECEMBER  
19...  
 
24 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
12 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
8 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
1 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY LIGHT...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
7 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.  
5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-220930-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
1021 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
 
SHIFTING TO  
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE  
CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO  
NEAR 15 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR  
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-220930-  
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-  
1021 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
SHIFTING  
TO NORTHWEST. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-220930-  
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-  
1021 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO  
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
SHIFTING  
NORTHWEST. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-220930-  
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-  
1021 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
SHIFTING  
NORTHWEST LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-220930-  
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-  
1021 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO  
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS  
4 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
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