527  
FZUS52 KKEY 230230  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1030 PM EDT WED OCT 22 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.  
 
GMZ005-230830-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
1030 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM NEAR THE YUCATAN CHANNEL  
WILL MOVE SLOWLY EAST-NORTHEASTWARD OVERNIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...WHILE  
A COLD FRONT OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA MOVES SOUTHWARD. THE COLD  
FRONT WILL ACCELERATE SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS AND ADJACENT  
COASTAL WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...IN THE WAKE OF THE  
INTENSIFYING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. LOCAL BREEZES WILL FLUCTUATE IN  
BOTH DIRECTION AND SPEED OVERNIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. NORTH TO  
NORTHEAST BREEZES WILL BECOME FRESH TO STRONG OVER MOST OF THE AREA  
BETWEEN THURSDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. BREEZES WILL REMAIN FRESH OUT OF  
THE NORTHEAST SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...AND FRESH OUT OF THE  
EAST ON MONDAY.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF OCTOBER  
22...  
 
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.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-230830-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
1030 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO NEAR 15  
KNOTS AND GUSTY LATE. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY AND  
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY.  
BAY WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO  
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-230830-  
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-  
1030 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY
 
 
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A  
MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2  
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO  
20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.   
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-230830-  
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 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WEST OF CRAIG KEY
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT...HAWK CHANNEL OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY
 
NORTHEAST TO  
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT  
TO MODERATE CHOP. RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. HAWK CHANNEL  
CRAIG KEY TO HALFMOON SHOAL...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO  
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN AND  
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN  
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
 
BECOMING NORTH TO  
NORTHEAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY LATE. RAIN LIKELY  
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1  
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS  
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>054-072>075-230830-  
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 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 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WEST OF CRAIG KEY
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT...STRAITS OF FLORIDA OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY
 
EAST WINDS  
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.  
CRAIG KEY TO SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO  
20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET. RAIN AND SCATTERED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.  
PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.  
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY
 
BECOMING  
SOUTHWEST...THEN SHIFTING NORTH LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. RAIN LIKELY  
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS  
AND GUSTY. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS  
BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS
 
DECREASING LATE.  
SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO  
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-055-230830-  
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-  
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY  
TORTUGAS OUT 20 NM-  
1030 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
 
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED THURSDAY
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. RAIN AND  
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.  
PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS  
BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 8  
FEET. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7  
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS  
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO  
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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