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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
418 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 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.

GMZ005-280230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
418 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A FEEBLE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
CENTRAL FLORIDA TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BEGIN TO STRENGTHEN SUNDAY NIGHT AS IT REMAINS IN PLACE NORTH
OF THE FLORIDA KEYS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...RESULTING IN
FRESHENING EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES.

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

30 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
29 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
22 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
15 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 9 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 9 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 6 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-280230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
418 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS THIS EVENING.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-280230-
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-
418 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

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

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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-
418 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-280230-
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-
418 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-280230-
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-
418 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
.SUNDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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