Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
417 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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.

GMZ005-270230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
417 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH SURFACE PRESSURE LOCATED FROM THE WEST CENTRAL
ATLANTIC TO THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN
THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. THIS HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE SOUTHWARD
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK AND BECOME REINFORCED FROM THE
NORTH BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MARCH TWENTY-FIFTH...

59 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
26 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
13 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
11 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
13 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
10 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
10 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-270230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
417 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS DECREASING TO AROUND 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-270230-
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-
417 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS DECREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-270230-
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-
417 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS DECREASING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-270230-
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-
417 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-270230-
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-
417 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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