GMZ005-232145-
 Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
 1031 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2024
 
 
 .SYNOPSIS...The remaining light to gentle variable breezes will
 veer to south and southwest while freshening to moderate. Breezes
 will continue to clock around and become southwest to west
 through tonight ahead of the next cold front. This front is
 forecast to pass through the Keys waters early Saturday morning.
 Fresh northwest to north breezes will prevail Saturday through
 Sunday in the wake of the front. High pressure then builds in and
 slides across the Southeastern United States veering winds to the
 northeast to east and slackening for early next week. As the high
 settles across the western North Atlantic Tuesday night through
 Wednesday, a period of moderate to fresh breezes is possible.
 
 The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream is currently
 unavailable.
 
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   GMZ042>044-232145-  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-  1031 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2024    THIS AFTERNOON  Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Off the Upper  Keys, variable winds near 5 knots early, becoming southwest and  increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters  a light to moderate chop. Off the Upper Keys, nearshore waters  smooth, becoming a light to moderate chop.  TONIGHT  Southwest to west winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots.  Seas building to 2 to 3 feet, except building to 3 to 4 feet west  of Cosgrove Shoal Light. Nearshore waters becoming choppy.  Scattered showers after midnight.  SATURDAY  Northwest to north winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to  3 feet, except 4 to 5 feet west of Cosgrove Shoal Light.  Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers in the morning.  SATURDAY NIGHT  Northwest to north winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas  2 to 3 feet, except 4 to 5 feet west of Cosgrove Shoal Light.  Nearshore waters choppy.  SUNDAY  North to northeast winds near 15 knots, decreasing to 5  to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet, subsiding to 1 to  3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop, becoming smooth to a  light chop.  SUNDAY NIGHT  North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas  subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light  chop.  MONDAY  Northeast to east winds near 10 knots, increasing to 10  to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop,  becoming a light to moderate chop.  MONDAY NIGHT  East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.  Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.  TUESDAY  East winds near 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots.  Seas building to 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop,  becoming choppy.  TUESDAY NIGHT  East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet,  except building to 4 to 5 feet west of Cosgrove Shoal Light.  Nearshore waters choppy.    $$