317  
FZUS52 KKEY 171413  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 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.  
 
GMZ005-172030-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS AND  
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS WILL SUPPORT LIGHT AND VARIABLE BREEZES  
THROUGH FRIDAY. A RIDGE MAY BEGIN TO BUILD BACK OVER THE FLORIDA  
PENINSULA SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF SEPTEMBER  
15...  
 
20 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.  
13 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
17 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
11 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.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-172030-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014  
   
THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS
 
INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10  
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-172030-  
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 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1  
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS  
THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-172030-  
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 EDT WED SEP 17 2014  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT  
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS  
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-172030-  
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 EDT WED SEP 17 2014  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS  
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10  
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-172030-  
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 EDT WED SEP 17 2014  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND  
1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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