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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
656 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

UPDATED FOR SLIGHT ADJUSTMENTS TO FL BAY AND GULF ZONES

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.

GMZ005-281430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
656 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE CELL FROM THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC TO
THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES WILL WEAKEN GRADUALLY BETWEEN TODAY
AND MONDAY. PERIODS OF FRESH EAST BREEZES ARE LIKELY ACROSS FLORIDA
KEYS COASTAL WATERS TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...WITH GRADUALLY
SLACKENING BREEZES THEREAFTER. WINDS WILL TEND TO FRESHEN AT NIGHT
AND SLACKEN DURING THE DAY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS HAWK CHANNEL AND THE
STRAITS OF FLORIDA.

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

73 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
48 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
36 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
25 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
20 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
15 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-281430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
656 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THIS MORNING...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY THIS MORNING...BECOMING
A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...BECOMING SCATTERED MONDAY NIGHT.

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GMZ032-035-281430-
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-
656 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS THIS MORNING...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY
THIS MORNING...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED
SHOWERS THIS MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
DEVELOPING IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...BECOMING SCATTERED MONDAY
NIGHT.

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GMZ042>044-281430-
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-
656 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH EARLY...BECOMING
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED 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...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-281430-
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-
656 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST
AND DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-281430-
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-
656 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY THIS MORNING...
DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET THIS
MORNING...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS
THIS MORNING... THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...BECOMING
SCATTERED MONDAY NIGHT.

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KASPER



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