GMZ005-241600-
 Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
 420 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2024
 
 
 .SYNOPSIS...Gentle to moderate southwest to west breezes will
 freshen ahead of an approaching cold front early this morning. As
 the front passes through there is a chance for a narrow window of
 moderate to fresh breezes to sneak in across the Florida Bay and
 eastern Hawk Channel waters, though confidence is low. Fresh
 northwest to north breezes will develop tonight, especially over
 the eastern waters as a drainage wind off the mainland adds to the
 surge. 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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   GMZ044-241600-  Hawk Channel from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal  out to the reef-  420 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2024    SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS    TODAY  Southwest to west winds near 15 knots early, becoming  northwest to north and increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3  feet, except building to 3 to 5 feet west of Cosgrove Shoal  Light. Nearshore waters a moderate chop, becoming choppy.  Scattered showers this morning.  TONIGHT  Northwest to north winds 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to  near 15 knots late. Seas 2 to 3 feet, except 3 to 4 feet west of  Cosgrove Shoal Light. Nearshore waters choppy, becoming a moderate  chop.  SUNDAY  North to northeast winds near 15 knots, decreasing to  near 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet, subsiding to 1  to 2 feet. West of Cosgrove Shoal Light, seas 3 to 4 feet,  subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop,  becoming a light chop.  SUNDAY NIGHT  North to northeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to  2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop.  MONDAY  Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to  2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop.  MONDAY NIGHT  East winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas  building to around 2 feet. Nearshore waters becoming a light to  moderate chop.  TUESDAY  East winds increasing to near 15 knots. Seas building  to 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters becoming a moderate chop.  TUESDAY NIGHT  East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas  building to 3 to 5 feet. Nearshore waters choppy.  WEDNESDAY  East to southeast winds near 15 knots, decreasing to  10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet, subsiding to 2 to 3 feet.  Nearshore waters a moderate chop, becoming a light to moderate  chop.  WEDNESDAY NIGHT  East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.  Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.    $$