Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1033 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 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.

GMZ005-300830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1033 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE MID ATLANTIC AND
SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES WILL SLIDE SOUTHEASTWARD TONIGHT AND MONDAY.
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MARCH 27TH...

40 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
24 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 6 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 5 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
14 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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GMZ031-300830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1033 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS
LATE. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-300830-
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-
1033 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-300830-
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-
1033 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-300830-
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-
1033 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-300830-
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-
1033 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. HIGHEST
SEAS WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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