Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
258 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

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.

GMZ005-250230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
258 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE FLORIDA
KEYS AND SURROUNDING WATERS THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...RESULTING IN
LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY GENTLE BREEZES.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
SEPTEMBER TWENTY-FOURTH...

25 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
16 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
13 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
18 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
22 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
10 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 BASED ON THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-250230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
258 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-250230-
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-
258 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS.
SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-250230-
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-
258 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY 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>075-250230-
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-
258 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-250230-
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-
258 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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