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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
447 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

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.

GMZ005-290300-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
447 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON THE OUTER FLORIDA STRAITS AND
ALONG THE CUBAN COAST WILL MIGRATE WESTWARD INTO THE SOUTHEAST GULF
OF MEXICO OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...BEFORE MOVING NORTHWEST
THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
AUGUST 27...

 4 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 2 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 6 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
10 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 8 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 7 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.

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GMZ031-290300-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
447 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY
WATERS ROUGH. WINDS HIGHER AND BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH NEAR DEVELOPING
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-290300-
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-
447 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. WINDS
AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-290300-
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-
447 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING VERY ROUGH. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER
NEAR SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-290300-
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-
447 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5
TO 7 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-290300-
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-
447 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AND
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5
TO 7 FEET. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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