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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
422 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 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.

GMZ005-241430-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
422 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A high pressure cell will extend westward from the
subtropical North Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico overnight through
Friday night.

The approximate shoreward edge of the Gulf Stream current, as of
July twenty-second, 2017,

 7 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
 4 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
 3 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
 7 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
 9 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
 8 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
 6 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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GMZ031-241430-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
422 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

.TODAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots.
Bay waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds near 10
knots. Bay waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay
waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10
knots. Bay waters mostly smooth. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

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GMZ032-035-241430-
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-
422 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

.TODAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1
foot. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots.
Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds near 10
knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters a light chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
less than 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas less than 1 foot. Nearshore waters mostly smooth.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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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-
422 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

.TODAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots early, decreasing
to near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet, subsiding to 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop, becoming a light chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots.
Seas around 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds near 10
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds
near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-241430-
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-
422 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

.TODAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4
feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...East to southeast winds near 15 knots.
Seas 3 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds
10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

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GMZ033-034-241430-
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-
422 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

.TODAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots.
Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds near 10
knots. Seas around 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds
near 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

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