050  
FZUS52 KKEY 092130  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
430 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016  
 
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.  
 
GMZ005-100330-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
430 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE SLOWLY EASTWARD ACROSS  
THE GULF OF MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. THEREAFTER...ANOTHER  
LARGE AND STRONG REGION OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY MOVE INTO THE  
ENTIRE EASTERN UNITED STATES AND BUILD DOWN THE FLORIDA PENINSULA  
AND INTO OUR AREA...BEFORE EXITING INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN  
EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY  
9...  
 
54 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
18 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
3 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
2 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
2 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
6 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
6 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.  
9 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-100330-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND  
BARNES SOUND-  
430 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS
 
 
   
TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO NEAR 20  
KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
CHOPPY.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO  
MODERATE CHOP.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING  
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.    
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-100330-  
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-  
430 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS
 
 
   
TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO  
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING  
ROUGH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS CHOPPY.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.    
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING  
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.   
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-100330-  
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-  
430 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS
 
 
   
TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO  
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...EXCEPT HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS  
KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.   
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.    
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2  
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING  
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.   
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-100330-  
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-  
430 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO  
7 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO  
6 FEET.    
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4  
TO 6 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING  
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.    
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND  
GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-100330-  
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-  
430 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS
 
 
   
TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO NEAR  
20 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET.   
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO  
8 FEET.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6  
FEET.   
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3  
TO 5 FEET.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.   
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING  
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.   
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.  
 

 
 
APA  
 
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