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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1031 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

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.

GMZ005-280930-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1031 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS WILL SHIFT
NORTHWARD THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. TROPICAL STORM ERIKA WILL MIGRATE
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AWAY FROM THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...TO THE VICINITY
OF PUERTO RICO AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC THROUGH FRIDAY. THE
OFFICIAL FORECAST FOR ERIKA PLACES HER NEAR THE BAHAMAS SUNDAY
MORNING.

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

21 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
12 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 LESS THAN 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-280930-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1031 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. WINDS HIGHER AND BAY WATERS ROUGH NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-280930-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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-
1031 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST LATE.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. WINDS
AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-280930-
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 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST LATE.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. WINDS
AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-053-072-073-280930-
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 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-
1031 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST LATE.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET DUE TO
NORTH SWELLS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ054-055-074-075-280930-
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 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-
1031 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST LATE.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-280930-
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-
1031 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.OVERNIGHT..VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. WINDS AND
SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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