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FZUS52 KKEY 242019  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
430 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 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.  
 
GMZ005-250230-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-  
430 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN PORTION OF  
THE FLORIDA STRAITS WILL MOVE TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE BAHAMAS  
TONIGHT. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH THE  
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...BEFORE ENTERING  
THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN MONDAY NIGHT. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH  
PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES TUESDAY  
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF  
OCTOBER 24TH...  
 
37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
25 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
25 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
28 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
8 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.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-250230-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD  
SOUND-  
430 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
 
WITH GUSTS NEAR  
30 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS EVENING.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.    
SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO  
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A  
MODERATE CHOP.   
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT  
TO MODERATE CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT  
TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR  
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-250230-  
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-  
430 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
 
WITH GUSTS NEAR  
30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS THIS EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.    
SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO  
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS  
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS  
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15  
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042-043-044-250230-  
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 EDT FRI OCT 24 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
 
WITH GUSTS NEAR  
30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS THIS EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.    
SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO  
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS  
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY.    
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15  
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-250230-  
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 EDT FRI OCT 24 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
 
WITH GUSTS NEAR  
30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS EVENING. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.    
SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO  
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.   
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20  
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15  
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-250230-  
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 EDT FRI OCT 24 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS
 
WITH GUSTS NEAR  
25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO  
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO  
5 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15  
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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