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Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF)

Issued by Key West, FL (KEY)

                            
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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
1026 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

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.

GMZ005-240930-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1026 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front will move eastward across the central and
eastern Gulf of Mexico overnight and Thursday, passing through 
the Florida Keys Thursday evening. Strong southeast breezes will 
veer to the south then southwest and weaken late tonight into 
Thursday as the front approaches. Winds will become north behind 
the front Thursday night, with fresh northeast breezes likely 
Friday through Monday.

Gulf Stream information is unavailable at this time.

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GMZ031-240930-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
1026 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. 
Isolated showers late this evening, then scattered showers after 
midnight. 
.THURSDAY...South winds near 15 knots, becoming southwest to west
and decreasing to near 10 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop,
becoming a light chop. Widespread showers and scattered 
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds near 10 knots, becoming northwest to
north and increasing to near 15 knots. Bay waters a light chop,
becoming a moderate chop. Scattered showers.
.FRIDAY...North winds near 20 knots, decreasing to near 15 knots.
Bay waters rough, becoming a moderate chop. Scattered showers. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds near 15 knots. Bay 
waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. 
Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds near 15 knots. Bay waters a 
moderate chop. Scattered showers. 
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 15 knots.
Bay waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds near 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate 
chop. Scattered showers. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to
moderate chop. Scattered showers. 

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GMZ032-035-240930-
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-
1026 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet, 
except 3 to 4 feet west of the Marquesas Keys. Nearshore waters 
choppy. Isolated showers late this evening, then scattered 
showers after midnight. 
.THURSDAY...South winds near 15 knots, becoming southwest to west
and decreasing to near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet, except 2 to 3
feet west of the Marquesas Keys. Nearshore waters a light to 
moderate chop. Widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds near 10 knots, becoming northwest to
north and increasing to near 15 knots. Seas building to 2 to 4 
feet. Nearshore waters a light chop, becoming a moderate chop. 
Scattered showers.
.FRIDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 5 feet, except
4 to 6 feet west of the Marquesas Keys. Nearshore waters choppy.
Scattered showers. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...North to northeast winds 15 to 20 
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet, except 4 feet west of the Marquesas 
Keys. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 
feet, except 3 to 4 feet west of the Marquesas Keys. Nearshore 
waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers. 
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 15 knots.
Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Scattered 
showers. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet, except
4 feet west of the Marquesas Keys. Nearshore waters a moderate 
chop. Scattered showers. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 
to 2 feet, except 3 feet west of the Marquesas Keys. Nearshore 
waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers.

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GMZ042>044-240930-
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-
1026 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet. 
Nearshore waters very rough. Isolated showers late this evening, 
then scattered showers after midnight. 
.THURSDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming southwest to 
west and decreasing to near 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 
3 to 4 feet, subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy, 
becoming a light chop. Widespread showers and scattered 
thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds near 10 knots, becoming northwest to
north and increasing to near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet, building
to 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop, becoming a 
moderate chop. Scattered showers.
.FRIDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet, except
3 to 5 feet west of Cosgrove Shoal Light. Nearshore waters
choppy. Scattered showers. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas
2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers. 
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 15 knots.
Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Scattered 
showers. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 
Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 
to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered 
showers.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-240930-
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-
1026 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 9 feet. 
Isolated showers late this evening, then scattered showers after 
midnight. 
.THURSDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming southwest to 
west and decreasing to near 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 5
to 7 feet, subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Widespread showers and 
scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming northwest to
north and increasing to near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 5 feet, building
to 3 to 6 feet. Scattered showers.
.FRIDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet. Scattered
showers. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas
3 to 6 feet. Isolated showers. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet.
Scattered showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 15
to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet. Scattered showers. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. 
Scattered showers. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 
to 5 feet. Scattered showers. 

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GMZ033-034-240930-
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-
1026 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...Southeast winds near 20 knots, becoming south and 
decreasing to 15 to 20 knots toward morning. Seas 3 to 6 feet. 
Isolated showers late this evening, then scattered showers after 
midnight. 
.THURSDAY...South to southwest winds near 15 knots, becoming west
and decreasing to near 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 
5 feet, subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Widespread showers and 
scattered thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming north
and increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 5 feet, building to 4
to 7 feet after midnight. Scattered showers.
.FRIDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet, subsiding
to 3 to 6 feet in the afternoon. Scattered showers. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas
3 to 6 feet. Isolated showers. 
.SATURDAY...North to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet. Isolated showers. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet. Scattered showers. 
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. 
Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
2 to 5 feet. Scattered showers. 

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