346  
FZUS52 KKEY 232152  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
552 PM EDT WED APR 23 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.  
 
GMZ005-240230-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
552 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER MOST OF THE  
GULF OF MEXICO FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THE HIGH WILL MOVE EAST  
OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TO THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC FRIDAY  
THROUGH MONDAY.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 23...  
 
34 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
19 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
19 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
23 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
16 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.  
4 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-240230-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
552 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014  
   
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY
 
BECOMING  
NORTHWEST TO NORTH AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.   
THURSDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY..VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS FRIDAY.   
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15  
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-240230-  
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-  
552 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014  
   
TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS
 
BECOMING  
VARIABLE LATE. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.   
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT  
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS  
FRIDAY.   
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042-240230-  
HAWK CHANNEL FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT TO THE REEF-  
552 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014  
   
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY
 
BECOMING  
NORTHWEST TO NORTH AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE  
CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1  
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS  
FRIDAY.   
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ043-044-240230-  
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-  
552 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT  
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.    
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1  
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS  
FRIDAY.   
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-240230-  
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-  
552 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3  
FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS FRIDAY.   
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15  
KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-240230-  
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-  
552 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014  
   
TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS
 
BECOMING  
VARIABLE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.    
THURSDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.    
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS FRIDAY.   
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS  
AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
WINDS BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SUNDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
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