484  
FZUS52 KKEY 281524  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1030 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015  
 
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.  
 
GMZ005-282130-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
1030 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES  
WILL DROP SOUTHWARD THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY...AS A RESULT...  
FRESH NORTHERLY BREEZES WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE AND VEER TO THE  
EAST. THEREAFTER...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REBUILD ACROSS THE WESTERN  
NORTH ATLANTIC.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF  
JANUARY TWENTY-FIRST...  
 
30 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.  
5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
1 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.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-282130-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND  
BARNES SOUND-  
1030 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015  
   
THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
 
 
DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING  
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.   
TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO  
15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING  
CHOPPY.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE  
CHOP.   
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.   
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.   
SUNDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT  
TO MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-282130-  
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-  
1030 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE
 
 
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20  
KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.   
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.   
SUNDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-282130-  
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 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
 
 
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
MAINLY NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.   
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.   
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.   
SUNDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-282130-  
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 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
 
 
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6  
FEET.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5  
FEET.   
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.   
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO  
6 FEET.   
SUNDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-282130-  
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 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
 
 
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO  
5 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4  
FEET.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4  
FEET.   
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4  
FEET.   
SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.   
SUNDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
 

 
 
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